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    Cinderella Iceland Soccer Team Hits French Wall

    The saga’s over. Iceland crushed England’s pride last week in the Euro 2016 tournament, launching a party from Reykjavik to Nice for the island nation’s 330,000 citizens. They celebrated successes worthy of Nordic mythology, including defeating favored  Austria and holding powerhouse Portugal to a draw after no previous Euro wins But the underdogs couldn’t defy the odds again tonight against France, losing a quarterfinal match 2-5 in Paris — absolving a French Olympian of a vow to swim around Iceland. The team now returns home, having nonetheless earned a page in national history.

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