The France manager, Didier Deschamps, has warned Germany they will not enjoy “a stroll in the park” in Thursday’s semi-final in Marseille after Les Bleus produced their most impressive performance of the European Championship to eliminate Iceland from the tournament.
West Ham hope to wrap up the signing of Ashley Fletcher imminently.
Bless, Island! Goodbye and thanks. You’ll always have Nice, Marseille and Saint-Etienne. You’ll always have Roy Hodgson’s boat trip and angry Ronaldo. Even in vertiginous quarter-final defeat it has been a brilliant ride from start almost to finish.
These are intoxicating days for Christopher Patrick Coleman. Having masterminded Wales’s progress to a historic Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday, he can now be linked with the England manager’s job. Let it be said: Coleman has arrived.
This was France serving notice of their quality. A team who had rather huffed and puffed up to now, scraping through late in contests they had been expected to win at a canter, rediscovered their rhythm in the drizzle of Saint-Denis to cast Iceland from the tournament.
Chris Coleman did his best to sound diplomatic. “It’s disappointing but rules are rules,” the Wales manager said.
The Leicester City man could replace his Arsenal counterpart for Wales this week.
Moussa Sissoko was in action for France against Iceland at Euro 2016 on Sunday.