What an upset. Iceland, No. 34 in the world, knocked off No. 11 England in the Round of 16 at UEFA Euro 2016 on Monday. Maybe you watched it. It was a cool moment.
For the Icelandic people, this is their Miracle on Ice. For Icelandic commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson, this was his Al Michaels moment.
— Gissur Simonarson CN (@GissiSim) June 27, 2016
Mighty England, the country that claims to have invented soccer, is a nation of 54,316,600 (2014 estimate).
Iceland's population is 332,529 (2016 estimate). Santa Ana, California, the 57th most populous city in the U.S., has more people.
Iceland has zero Premier League players on its roster. England's entire team plays in the Premier League.
Benediktsson went viral in the group stage when Iceland defeated Austria on an extra-time goal to reach the Round of 16. The celebration of a victory over England will be an even greater moment on his legacy reel. In reference to Brexit, Benediktsson says, "You can leave Europe! You can go wherever the hell you want!"
Iceland meets host France next on July 3 in Saint-Denis, just north of Paris. Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson resigned within moments after the match. He Brexit-ed in David Cameron fashion.
— England (@England) June 27, 2016
Hodgson started managing England in 2012. The club failed to surpass the group stage in the 2014 World Cup.