It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
Wales have beaten a much overrated and underperforming (again) Belgian side tonight in Lille.
Hal Robson-Kanu (top) performed the most successful ‘Cruyff Turn‘ since 1974 to put Wales ahead and steer them on the road to the semi-final.
Final score: Wales 3 Belgium 1
UEFA Euro 2016
Valhalla they are coming.
This morning’s edition of Iceland’s Frettabladid front and back pages .
Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson resigns after England lose to Iceland (BBC)
Thanks Donal Moloney
The Ireland football team, including goal scorer Robbie Brady (above right) return to Dublin Airport following their run in Euro 2016 greeted by Aaron Nicholson (top pic being held) and Dylan Stears (above)
At Dublin Aiport From top: Robbie Keane; Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane; Conor Dempsey, Derek Callaghan and his grandson Harry Callaghan.
This party is over.
An Antoine Griezamann brace sealed Ireland’s fate this afternoon in Lyon.
A great start for Ireland with a converted Robbie Brady penalty, the one goal lead was wiped out in a 15 minute French blitz, aided by some piddle-poor defending by Ireland in the second half.
Au revoir les Paddies.
Final score: France 2 Ireland 1
UEFA Euro 2016
Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.
Thanks Colm Walsh
Free Sunday at 2pm?
Want to watch the match with French people?
No wait, come back.
David Loyer writes:
Just to let you know that we as French have decided to balance this UNFAIR match – from a French fan perspective in Ireland!
We’re organising probably the biggest gathering of French supporters in Ireland this Sunday at The Church Bar ( Jervis street), Dublin 1) in Dublin with Le Petit Journal and French Friday.
We may be the only pub where there will be as many French supporters as Irish ones!
For the weekend that’s in it.
Adultrock’s Gavin Elsted unleashes an off-your-chops rendition of Put Em’ Under Pressure.
Yokes kick in after two minutes.
This saucy choon (above) remains the favourite of the tournament in
Karl’s den the ‘sheet office.
Euro 2016 songs to firstname.lastname@example.org marked “For your consideration”
Previously: The Brady Bunch
Thanks Ruairi O’Mahony
Coady’s, Castlebar, Co Mayo
US Vice President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny watching the Ireland v Italy soccerball match. Mr Biden, is in Ireland for a six-day visit.
Last night: The Brady Bunch