Potential disaster looms for Hodgson’s England
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Opportunity knocks for Iceland and potential disaster looms for Roy Hodgson's England in their David-and-Goliath last 16 clash at Euro 2016 Monday.For Iceland, whose population of 330,000 makes them the smallest country to have qualified for a major tournament, the game in the Mediterranean city of Nice brings the chance to score one of the biggest upsets in football history.For England – haunted by 50 years of hurt since their 1966 World Cup triumph – and their under-pressure manager Hodgson, it represents the wobbliest of tightropes.Where England will see danger in Nice, Iceland see opportunity.Hodgson, 68, and Lagerback (Iceland manager), 67, have been friends for 40 years, the former having been the manager of Swedish club Halmstad when the latter was beginning his own coaching career in the late '70s.
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