Group C Standings:
Spain 7 points
Italy 5 points
Croatia 4 points
Ireland 0 points
Croatia vs Spain 0-1
Italy vs Ireland 2-0
Italy Star Men
Defending champs, Spain advanced to the next round after a measly win over Croatia. This match, well, I don’t want to go there. The Spanish defense looked nothing like a defense at all. The players were unfocused at times but Navas came on and saved the day for the Spaniards. After a pass from midfield maestro, Iniesta, Navas will score the only goal of the match, but the Croatian goalie was adamant.
He maintained that the goal was offside.
Over in the next match, Italy started off slow, and surprisingly, the Irish started off aggressive, determined to get something out of the game. The Italians fought back and was rewarded for their effort. Goalie Buffon pulled off some great saves to deny…
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