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Gunnarsson to face England in Euro 2016 last 16

Aron Gunnarsson celebrates after scoring a volley in the FA Cup away to Blackburn Rovers.

Aron Gunnarsson celebrates after scoring a volley in the FA Cup away to Blackburn Rovers.

Former Coventry City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson will captain Iceland against England next Monday evening in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Iceland, competing in their first major tournament, finished second in Group F ahead of Portugal thanks to a 93rd minute winner against Austria on Wednesday evening, setting up a meeting with The Three Lions who finished second in Group B.

Iceland and England will now meet in Nice at 8pm next Monday evening for a place in the quarter-finals.

Gunnarsson, who left The Sky Blues for Cardiff in 2011 has captained his country since 2012 and will now hope to continue Iceland’s dream run in the tournament at the expense of England.

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