Takk fyrir Island. Thank you Iceland.
He may have being sacked from his day job on Sunday but Gudmundur Benediktsson probably does not care much now.
For Roy Hodgson it was a desperate and ignominious way to end his four years as England manager. Whatever else happened in that time, his period in office will probably always be remembered for the full-on humiliation that accompanied this defeat and the knowledge it will rank among the more infamous results in the history of the national team.
Iker Casillas stood alone at the side of the bench watching as Spain’s era came to an end.
Antonio Conte charged back towards the Italy dugout, leapt up at the roof and tried to scramble on top of it. The manager’s eyes were wild and crazy. He then bolted for the pitch, stopping to embrace the wing‑back Mattia De Sciglio, before heading towards the celebrating throng.
The UK has been stripped of its last AAA rating as credit agency Standard & Poor’s warned of the economic, fiscal and constitutional risks the country now faces as a result of the EU referendum result.
Perhaps this game did not live up to its billing, perhaps it never could, but the result was huge. Far from invincible any longer, much less invulnerable against Italy, Spain are on their way home.
Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of hostile foreign forces banned by China’s Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss yoga.
The Queen’s hopes of seeing her colours carried to victory at Royal Ascot in the week of her 90th birthday celebrations suffered a miserable reverse here on Thursday as Guy Fawkes, her runner in the King George V Handicap, sustained a serious injury in the early stages of the race and was subsequently put down.
Formula One’s newest circuit has thrown up some old-style problems with both Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, two of the sport’s most respected figures, expressing safety concerns in the runup to the street race in Baku on Sunday.
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