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Icelanders ecstatic to reach Euro quarter-finals

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 00:39

Thousands of Icelanders celebrate their soccer team beating England and qualifying for the Euro quarter-finals. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of Iceland fans gathered in Reykjavik on Monday (June 27) to watch the Euro 2016 round of 16 match against England. Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championships history when they stunned a woeful England 2-1. Although the soccer pedigrees of the two countries could not be more different, Iceland looked the better team in just about every aspect of the game and fully deserved to extend their dream run on their first tournament appearance. After falling behind to a fourth-minute Wayne Rooney penalty, they levelled almost immediately through Ragnar Sigurdsson and struck again in the 18th with a shot by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson. A ponderous England never looked remotely capable of finding a way back into the game and even at the end when they were reduced to launching long balls into the box, Iceland dealt with everything comfortably. Iceland will play the quarter-final against hosts France at the Stade de France in Paris on Sunday (July 3).

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Icelanders ecstatic to reach Euro quarter-finals

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 00:39