England may have let it slip in their final group game but the British Isles have all advanced to the knockout stage.
Wales topped their group despite losing to England. England, finished second in their group. And Itea d and Northern Ireland are two of the four “best third-place teams” so they advanced as well.
That leaves Scotland as probably the only sad ones around, but an euphoria everywhere else.
Also exciting times in Iceland and Hungary. The tournament expansion has been a terrific success in my mind because of it.
Tough draws for the “Ireland’s” with Northern Ireland facing Wales in Paris Saturday, and Ireand facing France in Lyon on Sunday. At least it’s not in Paris. At least one of Wales and N Ireland will continue their run, and England has another shot to be the spoiler for the littlest of “little guys” when they play Iceland.
May the entertainment continue