Video View - The latest in a long line - FIVE embarrassing defeats for England

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England were dumped out of the European Championship by Iceland, ranked 34th in the world, at the last 16 stage on Monday evening.

It was an abject display by Roy Hodgson’s men in their 2-21 defeat - but not the first time the Three Lions have been humiliated.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson (hidden) is mobbed by his team-mates as he celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Picture:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson (hidden) is mobbed by his team-mates as he celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Here, we take a quick look at five other embarrassing losses:

United States 1 England 0 - 1950 World Cup, Estadio Independencia

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England's Jamie Vardy (right) looks dejected during the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice, Nice, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

England's Jamie Vardy (right) looks dejected during the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice, Nice, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

But Walter Winterbottom’s side were shocked in Belo Horizonte as, despite dominating possession and hitting a post, they were beaten by Joe Gaetjens’ effort, with the USA’s team of amateurs, postmen and funeral directors pulling off the biggest upset in the history of the sport at the time.

Click on the PLAY icon above to hear Leon Wobschall’s veridct on the ‘Nightmare in Nice’

England 3 Hungary 6 - 1953 friendly, Wembley

Hungary were the best team in the world when they visited Wembley in late 1953 - but the fact they left England in tatters would resonate for years to come.

A first defeat on home soil to a non-British or Irish opponent came at a cost as a Ferenc Puskas-inspired Hungary showed England’s approach was antiquated - with Nandor Hidegkuti helping himself to a hat-trick.

Coupled with a 7-1 reverse a year later in Budapest, the defeat issued a change in the English game.

Norway 2 England 1 - 1982 World Cup qualifier, Ullevaal Stadion

Defeat in Oslo was not a disaster as England still qualified for the 1982 World Cup in Spain. But the 2-1 loss to Norway - who finished bottom of the qualifying group - is better remembered for Bjorge Lillelien’s superb commentary at the full-time whistle.

“Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden! Clement Attlee! Henry Cooper! Lady Diana! Maggie Thatcher - can you hear me, Maggie Thatcher! Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating,” he bellowed.

Bryan Robson had given Ron Greenwood’s side the lead before Tom Lund and Hallvar Thoresen turned the game in favour of the hosts.

England 1 Australia 3 - 2003 friendly, Upton Park

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson fielded two different sides at the home of West Ham, making 11 changes at half-time.

The Swede’s experienced players had already slipped 2-0 behind at the break as Tony Popovic and Harry Kewell struck for the Socceroos.

The Three Lions came back into the contest after the interval as Francis Jeffers marked his debut with a goal - set-up by a combination of another pair of newcomers in Wayne Rooney, then England’s youngest-ever player, and Jermaine Jenas - before Brett Emerton sealed a memorable evening for Frank Farina’s side.

England 2 Croatia 3 - Euro 2008 qualifier, Wembley

A damp night in north London brought the curtain down on Steve McClaren’s ill-fated reign as England coach as Croatia’s victory saw the Three Lions miss out on Euro 2008.

Defeats in Croatia and Russia, as well as a damaging goalless draw at home to Macedonia, meant McClaren’s men were at risk of not qualifying for the event in Austria and Switzerland.

And so it came to pass as Scott Carson fumbled Niko Kranjcar’s effort and Ivica Olic made it 2-0 inside 15 minutes. McClaren, watching on from underneath an umbrella on the touchline, saw his side rally as Frank Lampard and Peter Crouch scored - only for Mladen Petric to score a winner for Slaven Bilic’s Croatia.

Pontus Jansson. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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