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Iceland U-21 Loses against England in Football

The Icelandic U-21 national team in men’s football lost 0-3 against England in their third game in the preliminary round of the European Championship at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday evening.


Laugardalsvöllur. A different game. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of London club Arsenal scored a hat trick for England; the English team had the game under their control the entire time, Morgunbladid reports.

In March this year, however, Iceland’s U-21 team beat England in a friendly match.

The Icelandic A-team in Icelandic football will play against Portugal in Porto tonight, for the last time under the management of Ólafur Jóhannesson, who has coached the team for four years.

“Although it will be the last time that I lead the Icelandic national team, the game will be like any other,” Jóhannesson said.

It is uncertain who will take over; at one point former Manchester United captain, Sunderland and Ipswich manager Roy Keane was rumored to be a likely candidate for the position, now reports say the Swede Lars Lagerbäck is most likely to become Iceland’s next manager.

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