Iceland Soccer Team Continues to Surprise at Euro 2016
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International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal said the Iceland soccer team at the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament was "not going to do anything."
His comments came after Iceland tied Ronaldo's Portuguese team 1-1 in the first week of the tournament.
Then Iceland tied Hungary. Then, it beat Austria. And Iceland advanced to the elimination rounds of the tournament.
Few expected Iceland to make it that far.
American comedian and television show host Stephen Colbert enjoyed the Icelandic announcer as he reacted to the game-winning goal against Austria.
The announcer screamed, as if he could not believe what had happened.
Colbert talked about the announcer's excitement on his late-night television show. He joked that his show's TV network, CBS, might want to consider hiring that announcer to add excitement to its sports programs.
Iceland faced mighty England on Monday. No one gave the team from Iceland a chance to beat England. After all, only a few players on the team are well-known outside of Iceland.
England has players from famous teams like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
But on Monday, Iceland continued its unbelievable journey. Behind goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Iceland defeated England, 2-1.
And soccer fans around the world are still reacting to Iceland's "Cinderella story."
The phrase refers to the famous story of Cinderella. In the fairy tale, Cinderella is the overlooked beauty who catches the eye of the prince at a big party. In sports, the phrase is used for teams that unexpectedly win at major events.
Before the game against England, Iceland had never won an elimination game at a major international tournament.
Ahead of the tournament, England's team was ranked 11th in the world. Iceland was ranked 34th.
Iceland may be in the middle of a soccer revolution, says Vice Sports.
The country has invested money in the sport in recent years. It has built more large buildings where teams can play soccer indoors. This is important in a place like Iceland, where the weather sometimes makes it impossible to play outdoors.
Before the tournament, Iceland was not seen as a contender for the European championship. One writer put together a silly explanation of how the team from Iceland was chosen. She said the team was made up of 23 men who had nothing better to do in June and July.
But soccer fans now respect the team from Iceland. Many viewers enjoyed the way the players gathered to celebrate with their fans. They stood together, raised their hands above their heads, and clapped slowly before ending with a loud cheer.
Iceland's players look like they have found a way to win, playing good defense and waiting for opportunities to attack.
But they will be tested again on Sunday against the tournament's host nation, France.
Once again, many people think it will be difficult for Iceland to win against a team filled with international superstars.
But after the win against England, anything seems possible.
Iceland's team manager said "now... every obstacle in their way is going to look smaller."
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1.fairy tale 童话
The children hung about their mother, hoping to hear a fairy tale.
2.came after 在...之后
The beginning of libraries came after the end of the prehistoric era.
3.as if 犹如；好像
It looks as if it had set in for a wet day.
She sang an old well-known song.
1.The phrase refers to the famous story of Cinderella.
refers to 指的是
His statement refers to people in general, not to anyone in particular.
他的发言是泛指一般情况, 不是针对某一个人的 。
Revaluation refers to fixed exchange rates.
2.Before the tournament, Iceland was not seen as a contender for the European championship.
seen as 被认为是...
The reform may be seen as temporary rather than permanent.
The government's announcement is seen as a move towards settling the strike.
葡萄牙国际足球明星克里斯蒂亚诺·罗纳尔多（Cristiano Ronaldo）表示，在2016年欧洲足球锦标赛的比赛中，冰岛足球队“打算听之任之 。”
美国喜剧演员兼主持人的斯蒂芬·科尔伯特（Stephen Colbert）非常喜欢冰岛队击败澳大利亚时解说员的反应 。
在主持深夜电视节目时，科尔伯特谈到这名解说员的反应 。他开玩笑说，自己的东家哥伦比亚广播公司可能会雇这名解说来为体育节目增添一些激情 。
周一，冰岛队对战实力雄厚的英格兰队 。没人想到冰岛对能击败英格兰队 。毕竟，该队只有极少数球员比较出名 。
但在周一，冰岛队又刷新了这一神话 。Ragnar Sigurdsson和Kolbeinn Sigthorsson分别进球后，冰岛队最终以2：1击败了英格兰队 。
“灰姑娘逆袭”是指注著名的灰姑娘的童话故事 。灰姑娘是一位被冷落的美人，在一场盛大派对中成功吸引了王子的注意 。而在体育界，通常用其形容那些意外赢得重大比赛的球队 。
Vice Sports表示，冰岛现处于一场足球革命的中间阶段 。
近年来，冰岛在体育项目中投入了大量资金 。包括兴建了大型体育场让球员在室内踢球 。对冰岛这样的地方来说，这一点尤其重要，因为严寒的天气让室外踢球难以实现 。
比赛前，人们从未把冰岛队视为角逐欧洲杯的有力人选 。有人将冰岛队如何选拔球员的事情写成了段子 。她说，冰岛队是由23名6月至7月赋闲在家的汉子们组成的 。
但是球迷们如今都对冰岛队刮目相看 。观众更是被球员与冰岛球迷的庆祝场面而感动 。他们围在一起，高举双手，跟着节奏缓慢拍手，最后大声高呼 。