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Cristiano Ronaldo has an embarrassing dig at Iceland


Iceland are already warming the hearts of football fans across Europe after escaping from their opening game against Portugal with a 1-1 draw.

The Icelanders – whose manager can’t even make a living coaching football in his native country, so he works as a part-time dentist – are shaping up to be the ‘Leicester’ of Euro 2016, as everyone’s favourite underdogs.

However, there is one man who hasn’t been moved by their story.

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo refused to give them any credit for drawing in what was a hugely mismatched tie, slamming their understandably cautious tactics.

“Iceland didn’t try anything”, he told Sky Sports.

“They scored a goal, they created two chances in the 90 minutes but otherwise they got every player behind the ball. They put the bus in the net.

“They were just defend, defend, defend and playing on the counter-attack. It was a lucky night for them.”


Ronaldo made no attempt to congratulate the opposition, who with a population of just 330,000 are the smallest country ever to feature at the Euros.

It’s no wonder the Real Madrid star was in a foul mood, though, having missed numerous chances and watched his side’s status as one of the tournament favourites being questioned.

Portugal desperately need to win their next game against Austria on Saturday if they are to prove themselves worthy of that tag, as they certainly weren’t against a brave Iceland side.

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