Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga  scores his side’s  first goal past Hull City goalkeeper  during the Sky Bet Championship match at Kcom Stadium. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

West Brom took over at the top of the Championship after claiming a 3-2 win at struggling Preston. The Baggies took advantage of Leeds’ 1-1 draw at S(...)

Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring Nigeria’s opener against Iceland. Photograph: Kevin C.Cox/Getty

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0 This was a lifeline for Nigeria and, in the wider picture, an injection of hope for Argentina too. It would take a brave punter t(...)

Atdhe Nuhiu of Sheffield Wednesday shoots past Liam Moore of Reading during their FA Cup fourth round clash. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sheffield Wednesday 3 Reading 1 Atdhe Nuhiu scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup. George(...)

Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Chris Neal  looks on as referee Jon Moss awards Leicester City their second goal, scored by  Kelechi Iheanacho, following a VAR decision during the  FA Cup third-round replay at The King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 In years to come, this might be considered the first success of a football revolution. Or, the beginning of the mac(...)

France’s Olivier Giroud scores the fifth goal against Iceland in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash. Photo: Charles Platiau /Reuters

France 5 Iceland 2 The dreams of Icelanders and neutrals everywhere finally died in a somewhat brutal fashion in this quarter-final with the hosts (...)

England captain Wayne Rooney is substituted against Iceland. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

England 1 Iceland 2 For Roy Hodgson, it was a desperate and ignominious way to end his four years as England manager. Whatever else happened in that (...)

 Iceland’s Aron Gunnarsson   and teammates celebrate after the final whistle of their victory over Austra  at Stade de France in Paris.  Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Iceland 2 Austria 1 Agnor Ingvi Traustason supplied the rip-roaring dream climax to this game when with the very final touch of the ball he shot (...)

 Iceland’s Arnor Ingvi Traustason is mobbed by team mates after scoring their historic winner against Austria. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland 2 Austria 1 Iceland, the smallest country to ever grace a major tournament, will face England in the Euro 2016 last-16 after securing a rem(...)

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson of Iceland heads the ball during the Euro 2016 Group F match against  Hungary at Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Iceland 1 Hungary 1 A late own goal from Birkir Saevarsson saw Hungary snatch a 1-1 draw and avoid an unexpected defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016.(...)

Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson will be a key man for Iceland at Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Prospects The odds that Iceland have defied to get this far are pretty astonishing but for reasons that are not entirely clear to anybody not livin(...)