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Euro2016: Underdogs Iceland have 50-50 chance against England - Arnason

Iceland star Kari Arnason says he and his teammates are heading into their Euro016 knockout clash against England with confidence.

The Icelandic side shocked all by finishing second in Group F, behind Hungary on goal difference and ahead of Portugal, as they drew twice before beating Austria in their final group stage fixture.

They now get the opportunity to meet England in the Round of 16 on Monday and Arnason, who knows the British game well from stints with Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen and Rotherham United, expects his underdogs to give a real good account of themselves in Nice.

"We always do (fancy our chances), we have come up against some good teams in the past and we have come out victorious," the Mälmo defender/midfielder told Sky Sports News HQ.

"You never know in football, that is the beauty of the game. We go into the game as underdogs and there is no pressure on us.

"We all know what the pressure is like in England on the English team and hopefully that will get the better of them.

"I haven't played on the same stage as the boys who are playing for England but I have been around the lower leagues in England and it just makes it even more sweet for me having lived in England and I appreciate it.

"There is a 50-50 chance before every game so we are just going into it hoping to win."

Andrew Slevison
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