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Spain and France meet on Saturday in a mouth-watering Euro 2012 quarter-finals clash, with a close game predicted between two of the tournament's favourites. Spain qualified top of Group C after beating Republic of Ireland and Croatia, and drawing with Italy. Vicente del Bosque's men have not been at their ominous best as yet in…
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The final eight sides to compete in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals have been decided after four tight qualifying groups all went down to the last day to elect the progressing sides. Four eagerly-anticipated quarters will be played from Thursday through to Sunday, with the competition's real movers and shakers starting to make themselves known. Here…
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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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Republic of Ireland need to bounce back from opening day defeat, but have the toughest test possible awaiting them as they face Spain on Thursday. Spain entered the tournament in Ukraine and Poland as favourites, but were held 1-1 by a stubborn Italy side in their game. After falling behind Cesc Fabregas equalised, whilst La…
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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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David Villa was a most important part of the Spain jigsaw when they followed up success at Euro 2008 with World Cup glory in South Africa two years later. But as they start their attempt for a unique hat-trick of major titles, they're robbed of the injured Barcelona striker. Can the two Fernandos, Llorente and…
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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…