How lucky is Roy Hodgson?
He screwed up big time by making six changes against Slovakia (though he bizarrely claims it was only four, because subs) and for most of Group F’s final round of fixtures it looked like he would pay the ultimate price by facing Portugal in the last 16.
That’s the same Portugal who knocked England out of Euro 2004 on penalties then repeated the trick two years later at the World Cup in Germany.
Ronaldo and co. had drawn 3-3 with the Hungarians in Lyon after falling behind three times.
However, the tiny minnows Iceland – whose country only has a population of 330,000 had other ideas.
They were already heading through as one of the best third-place sides, but a dramatic winner from Arnor Traustason in the 94th minute saw them leapfrog the 2004 hosts and end Group F in second place.
That means Hodgson will send his team into battle against a side that are 23 places below England in the FIFA rankings, rather than Portugal who are three places above the Three Lions.