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Hodgson quits after England humbled

 

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Football: Manager Roy Hodgson resigned after England suffered a humbling defeat to Iceland after a poor display against the smallest nation at Euro 2016.

BBC Match of the Day pundit and former England captain Alan Shearer is understood to be interested in the job. He described last night’s performance as the worst he had ever seen from an England team. Other contenders include Gareth Southgate and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Wayne Rooney gave one of the pre-tournament favourites the perfect start with a penalty in four minutes.

But the team from the richest league in the world were no match for a country with no professional clubs who showed more tactical awareness and flair on the ball.

Goals from Sigurdsson (6′) and Sigthorsson (18′) gave them a 2-1 victory in Nice and means they will now head to Paris for a quarter final tie with France.

Iceland, in their first major tournament, have been one of the surprise packages. While England may feel shocked, their opponents also came close to defeating Ronaldo’s Portugal.

Italy winItaly set out their stall as serious contenders for the title after dumping defending champions Spain out of the tournament.

Graziano Pelle (pictured) scored the second goal in a 2-0 win to consign Spain to their first European Championship defeat since 2006.

Italy face Germany in the quarter finals, the winner of which must be regarded as favourites to win the tournament.

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Tennis: Andy Murray overcame fellow British player Liam Broady, the world number 235 in three sets, 6-2 6-3 6-4 on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

It was the first all-British meeting at the All England Club since Tim Henman beat Martin Lee in 2001.

Murray will play Yen-Hsun Lu in the second round on Thursday.

It has been a good start for British players. Wildcard Tara Moore reached the second round with her first victory at a Grand Slam.

Moore, the world 227, beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 6-2. The British number four joins Murray, Dan Evans and world 772 Marcus Willis in the next round.

He defied his lowly ranking to defeat world number 54 Ricardis Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4. The 25-year-old from Slough guarantees himself £50,000 in prize money.

There was no such luck for fellow Brit James Ward who was beaten by defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-0 7-6 6-4.

Djokovic, 29, searching for his fourth title at the venue, took the first nine games but Ward fought back in the second set to give the world number one a closer match than he had expected.

 



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