England boss Roy Hodgson’s boat-ride instead of attending Iceland game sums up how dreams were sold down river

England boss Roy Hodgson’s boat-ride instead of attending Iceland game sums up how dreams were sold down river

roy-hodgson-england-turkey_3471287Roy Hodgson looked like any other tourist when he took a luxury cruise down the River Seine.

England manager Hodgson and his assistant Ray Lewington enjoyed in the scenery, gazing up at the Eiffel Tower on a gloriously hot day in Paris.

All very nice, but elsewhere last Wednesday afternoon in the French capital, Iceland – potentially the Three Lions ‘ next opponents in the last-16 round of the Euros – were playing.

Their match against Austria was beamed into the England team hotel and Hodgson returned in time from his day trip to watch it. But it is hardly the same.

Sadly, that just about summed up Hodgson’s Euro 2016 – a comedy of errors ending in English football’s most humiliating result of all time . And that from a man who had overseen the nation’s worst World Cup finals campaign two years ago.

Mirrior UK

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