A spokesman for Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, has lambasted the players for their “shameless display of conceit.”
Wales had genuinely come to believe that footballing success was something that only happened to other nations. Now that it's happening to them, the feeling is something close to shock.
While Wales have been archetypal underdogs at Euro 2016, Portugal still seem like perennial underachievers. Whichever team can shake off their label and play with freedom will succeed.
With the semi-finalists of Euro 2016 now decided, it’s time to look back on the last round. We’ve seen harsh punishments, awful penalties and a moment of sheer genius.
When Poland come up against Portugal on Thursday evening, two well-matched teams will fight to the death. The match will be finely balanced, but who will triumph: the ego or the id?
With the Round of 16 now finished, it's time to take a look back at the first knockout games of Euro 2016. France are through, England are catastrophically out, and Germany look scarily good.
Some fans sing racist songs outside French bars, while one man appears to make comments of an explicitly sexual nature to a child.
In the most perfect, farcical circumstances of all, England have bombed out of Euro 2016. It was tragic, but also inevitable, and somehow Steve McClaren’s fault.
While some might argue that the new 24-man format is overly bloated, nobody can deny that it's given smaller teams something to aim for. The tournament old boys might not like it, but it breaks new ground.
Though Spain boast an excellent record against Italy in recent years, they still feel a profound unease when it comes to facing the canny Azzuri. Here, Jonathan Wilson previews their Round of 16 clash.
For most of their history, the Republic of Ireland have been more renowned for their fans than their football. When they play France on Sunday afternoon, it’s time for that to change.
In our first preview of the Round of 16, Jonathan Wilson anticipates England's gameplan against Iceland, and asks whether Roy Hodgson's men can finally fulfil their abundant potential.