Six of England's most embarrassing tournament exits: Iceland, Romania...

The draw is opening up and it's only Ukraine standing between England and the Euro 2020 semi-final. What could possibly go wrong...

Following England's resounding 2-0 win over Germany, tournament outsiders Ukraine lie in wait in the quarter-finals.

The worst of the lucky third-placed teams, injury-ravaged and exhausted following their extra-time win over Sweden, on paper Ukraine present ideal opponents for the Three Lions.

But despite many fans believing the Germany win has set England on an easy path to the final, Gareth Southgate was keen to remind his players what can happen if they lose focus.

He'd do well to point them in the direction of this Hall of Shame from Planet Sport.

Euro '88

After the heartbreak of 1986 and Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal, England fans entered Euro '88 at least relishing the idea that they wouldn't face Argentina again.

With a star-studded line-up including the likes of Bryan Robson, Tony Adams and Gary Lineker, England were setting their sights on at least a semi-final appearance.

Drawn into a group with the Soviet Union, Netherlands and newcomers Republic of Ireland, it seemed like England were nailed on to progress to the knockout stages.

But England's campaign headed in completely the opposite direction, getting off to a torrid start when Republic of Ireland's Ray Houghton scored just six minutes into the opener.

Ray Houghton celebrates Republic of Ireland's win over England
Ray Houghton celebrates Republic of Ireland's win over England

Houghton's finish turned out to be the only goal of the game, damning England to an opening game loss and meaning they needed a result against a talented Netherlands side.

AC Milan's Marco van Basten stole the show, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-1 win to ensure England were sent packing after just two games.

But to make matters worse, England - already knowing they were knocked out - went on to lose 3-1 to the Soviet Union, leaving them to fly home with literally nothing to show from their European Championship experience.

Euro '92

After the excitement and heartbreak of England's semi-final defeat at the 1990 World Cup, hopes were high for a first international trophy since 1966.

In the group draw, England managed to avoid rivals, Germany, and were instead pitted against FranceDenmark and Sweden.

On the opening day, all four sides in the group drew, with France managing a 1-1 draw with Sweden and England's clash with Denmark ending goalless.

England failed to score once more against France, but did blunt a side containing Eric Cantona as they played out another 0-0.

Two consecutive draws meant a win was likely needed to qualify, depending on the result of France vs Denmark. England started brightly, opening the scoring after just four minutes courtesy of David Platt.

But in the second half, England's perfect defensive record crumbled. Janne Erikkson and Per Brolin both scored to hand Sweden a 2-1 win, sending England home from the group stages once again.

World Cup 1994

There's only one thing more embarrassing than a disappointing tournament exit, and that's not even qualifying for it in the first place.

After the disappointment of Euro 1992, England were looking to right their wrongs at the USA-hosted 1994 World Cup.

England struggled to stamp their authority on their six-team qualification group, however, losing to both Norway and the Netherlands which left them third ahead of Poland, Turkey and San Marino.

In their final game against San Marino, Graham Taylor's side knew they needed a seven-goal victory as well as Poland to beat the Netherlands in order to qualify.

Almost as embarrassing as the exit itself, England conceded after just nine seconds. They did eventually run out 7-1 winners, falling one goal short of the necessary seven-goal margin.

Not that it mattered anyway as Poland lost 3-1 to the Netherlands.

It was only the third time England had failed to qualify after 1974 and 1978.

Taylor left his role immediately and was replaced by Terry Venables.

Euro 2000

With the likes of Alan Shearer, David Beckham and Paul Scholes in the side, England's hopes of success at Euro 2000 were once again high - we never learn do we?

Admittedly, England were drawn into a tough group that featured Germany, Portugal and Romania. And, after a 3-2 opening day loss to Portugal, England's famous pessimism started to kick in.

But in the second match, Alan Shearer's goal handed England a win over Germany.

With a vital three points on the board, England's final game saw them face off against Romania, whose only point had come from a 1-1 draw with Germany on the opening day.

England knew a draw would take them through to the knockout stages but their performance suggested they had already qualified. Their complacency was punished in the first half when Cristian Chivu handed Romania the lead.

A response was needed, and it came through a Shearer penalty and Michael Owen strike just before half-time.

Just three minutes after the interval, England were caught napping once again and Romania equalised. But England would still sail through with a draw, so it was fine… right?

Unfortunately, England were the engineers of their own downfall, with Phil Neville giving away a penalty in the dying minutes, coolly converted by Ioan Ganea, to send the Three Lions crashing out again.

Let's hope this time around England don't let a rare win over Germany go to waste.

World Cup 2014

After the infamous Frank Lampard 'ghost goal' against Germany four years prior, England travelled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup hoping to go one step further.

Drawn into a group with UruguayItaly and Costa Rica, many fancied England's chances of qualification.

Undoubtedly England's toughest opponent in the group, Italy, were first up, and despite Sturridge's goal in the first half, the Italians took away all three points in a 2-1 win.

Following the loss, it was paramount that England churned out a positive result against Uruguay. Star striker Luis Suarez had suffered a knee injury during the summer and was a doubt for the game, but was a surprise inclusion against England.

Luis Suarez celebrates a goal against England in the 2014 World Cup group stages
Luis Suarez celebrates a goal against England in the 2014 World Cup group stages

Even with one bad leg, Suarez managed to get the better of England's defensive duo, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka, and his two goals either side of half-time doomed England to another early World Cup exit.

In England's final game, they again failed to win, playing out a goalless draw against surprise dark horses, Costa Rica.

Euro 2016

With England's only previous knockout win in the European Championship coming via a penalty shootout win over Spain in 1996, the Three Lions were handed a golden opportunity to double that tally when they faced Iceland in the round of 16.

After beating Wales and drawing twice against Russia and Slovakia in the group stage, England progressed to the round of 16, where they faced Iceland, a nation who were experiencing their first ever major tournament.

Many expected England to simply stroll to victory, and it appeared that way when Wayne Rooney's penalty in the fourth minute handed England an early lead.

However, with the lead came an overwhelming wave of complacency in the England squad, and Iceland capitalised, scoring just two minutes after the opener, and again in the 18th minute to give them a deserved lead.

Roy Hodgson turned to the bench in the second half, bringing on Jack Wilshere, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford to try and turn the tide. But the substitutions had no impact on the score, and England bowed out in embarrassing fashion to a team that had no previous tournament experience.

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