Gavin, "Britain" does not have a team, it has three; the UK has four, the British Isles has five. I think you are referring to "England". Wales did better. Scotland didn't.
Britain’s shock Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland was the UK’s most tweeted event of the year, according to Twitter. The humiliating event ran at 128,000 tweets per minute at 9.51pm on June 27, the social network said Tuesday, announcing its most popular tweets of the year. England’s loss scored nearly 20 per cent more than the …
Everyone leapt at "Britain out...", but equally it's only right to point out that Leicester didn't beat Chelsea to clinch the title [not unless we count the beating dished out the previous November at the KP that cost Maureenio his job, even though that doesn't count as a clincher), but Chelsea did draw with Spurs on the Monday evening to deprive Spurs of their already threadbare chance of winning it instead of Leicester. I was ironing at the time and had a proper dust in the eye moment, a whole sackful actually. Blubbed I did. But Gavin, Leicester didn't beat Chelsea to clinch the title.
It's good that things are back to normal this year with a relegation battle on the cards. I couldn't cope with supporting a big team that expects to win things every year.
I'm not Gavin, but did not understand a word of that thing about Leicester beating up some girl with an American-sounding name.
Anyhow, just wanted to ask, isn't Iceland's football team supposed to be like, amateurs? I mean, in the strict sense of actually having a day job and playing for fun on the weekends (which, on an aside, is exactly how it should be IMO)? Serious question.
No, as a matter of fact most of them play as full-time professionals, some of them for quite decent teams in Europe. Iceland's record in qualifying was excellent, as it had been for several years previous, and their win against England was only a 'shock' to people who think a team called 'Iceland' should never beat a team called 'England', regardless of who is in said team, what their form is like, and who is coaching them.
> No, as a matter of fact most of them play as full-time professionals
Many thanks for the clarification. It's amazing that such a small country can field a quality professional team in a wildly popular sport like football.
(Terrible quip ahead) On the other hand, maybe the England team took the Brexit thing to heart?
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