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England's defeat to Iceland tempers expectations for Euro 2024

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England suffered a defeat to Iceland in their final warm-up game before Euro 2024, marking their first loss in a final match before a major international tournament since 1968. The article reflects on England’s previous experiences in European finals and highlights the challenges that manager Gareth Southgate faces. The defeat and recent injuries have raised concerns about England’s form and tactical issues going into the tournament. However, the article also discusses how Southgate has fostered a more relaxed atmosphere in recent tournaments, allowing the players the freedom to perform. Despite the setback, it is suggested that the defeat could serve as a wakeup call and alleviate the pressure on the team.