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England 0-1 Iceland


Woeful England lost their final warm-up game ahead of a tournament for the first time since 1968 as minnows Iceland left Wembley with a deserved 1-0 win.

The Three Lions were soundly beaten by the minnows who finished fourth in their qualifying group for the finals, yet looked the more potent throughout England’s final warm-up game and could have won by more.

They caught the hosts out with their first attack of the game when Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson was played over the halfway line and turned John Stones, before beating Aaron Ramsdale too easily at his near post.

Harry Kane squandered a glorious first-half chance to level when he blazed Cole Palmer’s delicate cross over from six yards, but England created few other clear-cut chances of note, while John Stones was withdrawn at the interval as a precaution after suffering an early knock on his ankle.

Player ratings

England: Ramsdale (5), Walker (4), Stones (4), Guehi (7), Trippier (5), Rice (5), Mainoo (6), Foden (5), Palmer (6), Gordon (6), Kane (4).

Subs: Konsa (6), Alexander-Arnold (7), Gomez (5), Toney (5), Saka (5), Eze (6).

Source – England 0 – 1 Iceland – Match Report & Highlights (