EURO Today: Spain meets Italy, Iceland stares down England; Germany, France await

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A pair of international giants square off to earn the right to face another one, as the final day of EURO 2016’s Round of 16 provides a pair of doozies.

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Six teams are already onto the quarterfinals: Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Wales, France, and Poland.

Now Italy meets Spain, and England takes on Iceland. Our own Joe Prince-Wright is on the scene for the latter.


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EURO 2016, Game 43: Italy vs. Spain

When: Monday, Noon ET

Where: Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Live updates: NBCSports.com

What a tilt! Two sides with seven EURO finals and four wins between them meet in a rematch of the 2012 final, won by Spain 4-0. No one’s expecting a blowout in this one, though both teams stumbled in group stage finales after 2-0 starts. The stars will be back out for this Round of 16 game. The winner moves on to face Germany.


EURO 2016, Game 44: England vs. Iceland

When: Monday, 3 p.m. ET

Where: Allianz Riviera in Nice

Live updates: NBCSports.com

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 26: In this handout image provided by UEFA, England Captain Wayne Rooney and England manager Roy Hodgson face the media during the England press conference at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 26, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE – JUNE 26: In this handout image provided by UEFA, England Captain Wayne Rooney and England manager Roy Hodgson face the media during the England press conference at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 26, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

England will be expected to win, perhaps big, though the Three Lions have failed to put it all together in a single match at EURO 2016. Iceland has posted the same record through group play, though, and has won via offense and drawn via defense. Could a massive upset be in play? Dare we say, in kicks? France awaits.