Charge Of The Ice Brigade

In the back of our minds, we all kind of knew it would end this way for Iceland. The England win was the climax, the summit. They weren't going to beat France. There was nowhere to go but down.

Which is fine, because they made it up pretty darn high. As much as we all made fun of England after they lost, that team has good players on it. Iceland stifled one of the two best players in the world and made one of Bayern Munich's wonderkinds look very extremely average.

Eventually, though, Iceland were going to run into one of the juggernauts, and it was not going to be pretty.

England Are The Dallas Cowboys Of International Football. Overhyped And Bound To Disappoint.

This past Monday marked another disappointing loss for the England National Football Team as they fell to Iceland in the round of 16 in UEFA Euro 2016.  For fans of England soccer, this is going to be a hard pill to swallow for years to come. However, when you look at the recent history of the club, it may be time to lower expectations a bit. Perhaps England's so-called "early exits" aren't as disappointing or unexpected as fans make them seem. 

Germany Are Through To The Semi-Finals After Defeating Italy In Nine Rounds Of Penalties

Jonas Hector scored the decisive penalty in the ninth round of penalty kicks after Leonardo Bonucci had canceled out Mesut Ozil’s strike in regular time to send Germany into the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Germany altered their lineup to effectively null any Italian attacking strength, and a fascinating tactical battle between two of Europe’s greatest footballing nations struggled to match the pregame hype. 

Wales Shock Belgium 3-1 To Reach Semi Finals Of Euro 2016

Wales became the first British team to reach the semi-finals of a major tournament since England in Euro '96 as they trounced Belgium 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Radja Nainggolan opened the scoring for Belgium with an absolute screamer, but Wales were by far the more determined and energetic side, and fully deserved to win.

This result means that a potentially tantalizing clash between Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will take place in the semi-finals. 

Zlatan's Sweden Farewell Was Much Sadder Than His PSG Exit

Zlatan's international career is over. That feels weird, now that we type it. It feels like all of Sweden's international career is over, although we say that as someone who has never been to Sweden, so what the hell do we know.

Sweden did not have a good Euro 2016, and that probably had some effect on Zlatan's decision, even though he announced in the middle of the group stage (which Sweden would not make it out of) that this would be his last ride in the yellow and blue. Highlights of Sweden's Euro 2016 can be seen below.

Cristiano Ronaldo And Portugal Advance To The Euro 2016 Semi-Finals

Portugal have advanced past Poland to the semifinals of Euro 2-16 courtesy of Ricardo Quaresma’s match-winning penalty in a penalty shootout. 

The match finished 1-1 after 120 minutes of play. After an early goal by Robert Lewandowski in the 2nd minute, the second earliest in Euro history, it seemed like this game was going to be an electric affair. 

German DJ Caught Streaming Euro 2016 On Phone During Live Performance

In the United States, it’s an old adage that “all ballers want to be rappers, and all rappers want to be ballers”. The intersection of music and sports seems to draw professionals to each other’s line of work. In Germany, it appears that all footballers want to be DJs, and all DJs want to be footballers.

Italy Knocks Off The Defending Champs

The 90+ minute winner from Graziano Pellé was enough to seal a two nil victory over the 2012 Euro Champions and advance Italy to the quarterfinals. The Spain Italy affair was one taken by Italy and not given. David De Gea for most of the game, kept Spanish hopes alive with some beautiful saves but he couldn't keep everything out. Italy moves on to face Germany on Saturday. Imagine how out of hand this game could have gotten without the beast in net....

This Harry Kane Free-Kick Compilation Will Make England Fans Very Angry

England were unceremoniously dumped out of Euro 2016 by a plucky, vastly underrated Iceland side, and now everyone in England is mad. They are mostly mad at Raheem Sterling (for no real good reason), but they are also mad at Harry Kane.

They are so mad someone made this very funny video of Harry Kane, who is a legitimately nice dude and doesn't deserve this, kicking set pieces in every direction except toward the goal.

Iceland Gave England's Euro 2016 A Viking Funeral


For those of you making Game of Thrones "winter is coming" jokes, you are well intentioned — and we appreciate your intentions — but you are off base.

Winter is here, y'all.

Yes, Iceland, little Iceland, beat England, 2-1. Surely you know the statistics by now: 325,000 population, eight percent of which has shown up in France for Euro 2016.