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Cristiano Ronaldo criticizes Iceland's 'small mentality'

Talk about sour grapes.

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Even after a poor performance Cristiano Ronaldo manages to dominate the headlines. The Portugal attacker has hit out at Iceland's "small mentality" after the Euro 2016 minnows pulled off arguably the greatest feat in their entire footballing history, holding Ronaldo's side to a 1-1 draw in their tournament opener on Tuesday. Quoted in the Guardian, Ronaldo said:

"Iceland didn't try anything," whined the Portuguese captain. "They were just defend, defend, defend and playing on the counterattack. It was a lucky night for them. We should have three points but we are OK. I thought they'd won the Euros the way they celebrated at the end. It was unbelievable. When they don't try to play and just defend, defend, defend, this in my opinion shows a small mentality and they are not going to do anything in the competition."

Stay classy, Cristiano.

Goal of the day

Hungary pulled off a thoroughly impressive victory over Austria yesterday, with Ádám Szalai's goal the pick of the bunch.

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What happened on Tuesday

Copa América

Chile saw off Panama to set up a Copa América quarterfinal clash with Mexico

Argentina comfortably beat Bolivia; they'll now meet Venezuela in the next round

Euro 2016

Hungary pulled off a shock victory over Austria

And Iceland upset Ronaldo by holding Portugal to a draw

What to watch on Wednesday (click for listings, all times ET)

Euro 2016: Three games (from 9 a.m.) -- The action starts with Russia vs. Slovakia, and is followed up by Romania vs. Switzerland and France vs. Albania.


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