Whenever there’s an added positive element of surprise in a football tournament, England is seldom mentioned.
The one shocking thing about this England side at the Euros is that they weren’t eliminated sooner.
England is that consistently underachieving cousin that no matter what you do, at least you’ll still be doing better than them.
The Iceland players have more hair on the faces than Rooney has ever had on his head and obviously deserve to win.
Plus, do we actually want to see any more of Raheem Sterling?
The surprise of the tournament and previously one-man side, Wales, has provided hope for the British Isles as they look the most likely to produce a deep run in the tournament on the tamer side of the bracket.
Another mediocre tournament performance from Belgium has seen them punch their ticket into the last eight and a date with Gareth Bale, the Welsh Pirlo, and the real Slim Shady.
For Belgium, the golden generation has been more of a shade of bronze highlighted by presence of Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard and the lack of actual outside backs.
Marc Wilmots looks like a substitute teacher who never seems to get his pupils to listen and appears to be in a perpetual state of sadness…because he lives with his mother and her 5 cats.
In the other half of the bracket, I pray that Poland puts the dying Portugal side out of its misery. No one needs to see that.
— GoonerDru (@OhSoArsenal) June 25, 2016
This may be the best opportunity Wales will ever have to reach the final of a major tournament.
Granted, if they reach the final Bale and company will find it rather difficult to beat a half decent side like Spain, Germany, France, or Italy.
But we can always dream.