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Iceland Shocks England: 1-0 Victory in Final Euro 2024 Warm-Up

Iceland Shocks England: 1-0 Victory in Final Euro 2024 Warm-Up

Woeful England suffered a stunning defeat in their last Euro 2024 warm-up match as minnows Iceland secured a 1-0 win at Wembley Stadium. The loss marks England’s first defeat in a pre-tournament warm-up since 1968, raising concerns ahead of the upcoming competition.

Iceland, known for their resilient performances, capitalized on England’s defensive lapses to clinch victory. Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson’s early goal proved to be the difference, highlighting England’s vulnerability at the back. Despite dominating possession, England failed to convert their chances, with Harry Kane squandering a golden opportunity to equalize.

The defeat leaves England with several questions to address before their Euro 2024 campaign kicks off. Manager Gareth Southgate expressed disappointment with his team’s performance and emphasized the need for improvement in both defense and attack.

As England regroups for the tournament, they face a challenging road ahead, with tough fixtures against Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia looming. The loss against Iceland serves as a wake-up call for the Three Lions, reminding them of the fierce competition they will face in Euro 2024.

The key dates for England

All times BST

Monday June 10 – England squad fly to Germany

Saturday June 16 – Serbia vs England, Gelsenkirchen, kick-off 8pm

Thursday June 20 – Denmark vs England, Frankfurt, kick-off 5pm

Tuesday June 25 – England vs Slovenia, kick-off 8pm

Credit: Sky Sports

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