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Spain and Italy progress to knockout phase Holders Spain emerged from Group C as winners with Italy securing second place, but both sides left it late to seal their places in the last eight after two tense affairs in Poland. Spain’s 1-0 defeat of Croatia in Gdansk saw them finish the group with seven points,…
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Group C is set to be decided on Monday night as Spain, Italy and Croatia battle it out for the two qualifying places, whilst Republic of Ireland play for pride before going home. Spain vs Croatia Spain are on top of the group currently and are favourites to finish first in the pool, but the…
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Croatia will look to improve on already-impressive performances in Euro 2012 when they take on world champions Spain in their last game of Group C on Monday. Croatia have looked assured and collected in their two opening games, that has seen them beat Ireland 3-1 and draw with Italy 1-1. Mario Mandzukic has been the…
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Torres fires as Poor Ireland go out Holders and World Champions Spain sent out a clear warning to the rest of the Euro 2012 contenders by thumping the Republic of Ireland 4-0. The defeat sends the Green Army home after two games. After conceding early against Croatia Ireland lasted only a minute longer against the…
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Group C is back on Thursday with two fixtures that will be well worth a watch. Firstly Croatia, who were impressive in their opener, take on Italy, whilst Republic of Ireland need a result against holders Spain to avoid a likely elimination. Croatia vs Italy Croatia started their Euro 2012 campaign with real intent, with…
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Italy and Croatia will look to build on positive opening results in Euro 2012, when they go head-to-head in Group C on Thursday. Italy were being slightly written off after poor preparations for the tournament, but Cesare Prandelli's men gave an excellent account of themselves in their first game, getting a 1-1 draw against world…
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Clinical Croatia sitting pretty as Italy hold Spain As Italy and Spain squared up in Gdansk it looked like we were all set to embark on a classic war of attrition but the game had plenty of surprises as the Azzurri claimed a precious point from their Group C opener against the holders.  A Cesc…
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World champions Spain enter the Euro 2012 fray today, as they take on the unpredictable Italy, whilst Republic of Ireland and Croatia also lock horns in what should be a tightly-contested Group C.  Spain vs Italy Spain are rightly favourites for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland given their successes at Euro 2008 and the…
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VEDRAN CORLUKA (Croatia) : "It's a really tough group. I think we have the best team of the world in our group, and Italy always have a lot of good players. Ireland haven't been in such big competitions for a long time, I know they'll be extra-motivated, but we have strength and quality in our…
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EURO 2012: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND V CROATIA Venue: Municipal Stadium, Poznan Date: Sunday, 10 June Head coach, Croatia: "Basically the bottom line is that every group is hard. Every opponent is hard because we are playing in the Euros. It's a cruel sports tournament and more cruel than the world cup and not to mention…
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Croatia and Republic of Ireland go head-to-head in a must-win Euro 2012 clash on Sunday, as both look to escape a difficult Group C. Croatia will prove a talented and combative opponent for the rest of their Group C opponents, and have a number of match-winners in their ranks, with Luka Modric the standout player…
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CROATIA With Spain looking to have Group C sewn up before a ball is kicked, it effectively becomes a three-horse race for second place. Croatia and Slaven Bilic will surely be licking their lips at the possibility of a quarter-final berth especially with the Italians currently embroiled in another match fixing scandal. Bilic has been…