A classic David vs. Goliath matchup highlights the final day of the 2016 UEFA Euro Round of 16, as tiny Iceland tries to upend England, the country that invented the game of football, in a match that will stream live — and one which the never-say-die Iceland squad feels confident that they can win.
For England, the game is obviously a must-win — but not only because a loss ends their tournament. Falling to Iceland will almost certainly lead to the ouster of England Manager Roy Hodgson, as well.
“We’re going to have to be very patient.”
— England (@England) June 26, 2016
Iceland is the smallest country in the tournament, with a population of just over 300,000, but led by midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson of Premier League club Swansea City and Aron Gunnarsson of England League Championship club Cardiff City, they powered their way into the UEFA Euro knockout stage with two draws and a remarkable 2-1 victory over Austria in their group stage play.
Iceland served notice on the 2016 UEFA Euro field when they held the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal team to a 1-1 draw in the opening match for both.
“This game is a win-win game,” said Iceland co-coach Heimer Hallgrimsson.
“They’ve already won the hearts of all Icelanders with their performances. I think with a good performance against England they will always be winners. If they beat England, their lives and all of our lives will change, Icelandic football’s reputation will go up and the way we will approach football will be different.”
Watch a preview of the crucial England vs. Iceland Round of 16 match in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the England vs. Iceland 2016 UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 knockout stage match, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article.
Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time on Monday, June 27, at the Grand Stade de Nice, in Nice, France. Fans in the United Kingdom can catch the live stream at 8 p.m. British Summer Time. And in the United States, viewers can log in at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, noon Pacific.
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The match will mark only the third time that the England and Iceland national teams have faced each other on a football pitch, and the first since 2004. England dominated the more recent meeting by a 6-1 score. The two nations also played 22 years earlier in a 1982 friendly match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
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To watch the England Vs. Iceland 2016 UEFA Euro Round of 16 match live stream, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link, or download the WatchESPN app to watch the crucial match on mobile devices.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the match via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels, including ESPN, which carries the 2016 UEFA Euro knockout match, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the England Vs. Iceland match stream live online.
Fans in the United Kingdom who want to watch a live stream of the England Vs. Iceland UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 match can view the game using ITV Hub at this link or use the ITV Hub app which is available on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and several other smart TV sets and devices in Great Britain. The live radio broadcast stream from BBC Radio 5 is available in any country by clicking on this link.
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