Saturday 21 October 2017

Euro 2012 blog: FT Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia

Ireland and Croatia fans getting ready for their big game tonight. Photo Reuters
Ireland and Croatia fans getting ready for their big game tonight. Photo Reuters
An Irish supporter reacts before the Euro 2012 soccer match between Ireland and Croatia in Poznan
An Irish supporter looks on
An Irish supporter jumps over a large flag before the match
An Irish supporter
A Croatian supporter holds a large flag as he cheers
Croatian supporters walk under a large flag
Irish supporters
A Croatian supporter shouts
Ireland's team supporter cheers
Ireland's team supporters cheer
An Croatian fan adjusts his sunglasses
Ireland fans with their faces painted in the Irish colours cheer
Ireland fans with their faces painted in the Irish colours cheer
Ireland's coach Giovanni Trapattoni watches his players before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia
Croatia's team players pose before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match
Ireland's national soccer players line-up for a team photo
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic (blue shirt) scores against Ireland
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic (L) scores past Ireland's Shay Given (R) as Ireland's John O'Shea (2nd L) and Keith Andrews (3rd L) look on
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic (R) celebrates his scoring with the team mates on the bench
Croatia's Vedran Corluka (R) lies on the ground as Ireland's Sean St Ledger celebrates scoring
Ireland's Sean St Ledger (3rd R) celebrates his goal with team mates
Croatia's Darijo Srna, Vedran Corluka, Ognjen Vukojevic and goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa (L-R) react after the goal scored by Ireland's Sean St Ledger
Ireland supporters cheer
Croatia's Vedran Corluka (L) and Ireland's Kevin Doyle fight for ball
Croatia's fans celebrate
Croatia's Nikica Jelavic shoots to score a goal
Croatia's Nikica Jelavic celebrates after scoring a goal
Ireland's coach Giovanni Trapattoni (R) reacts as Croatia's Nikica Jelavic (C) celebrates his goal

The moment of truth has arrived, as Ireland take on Croatia in Poznan, on the first step of their Euro 2012 odyssey.

Will Trapattoni’s never-say-die warriors get the result they need to take into the Spanish game?

Follow PJ Cunningham’s live blog, join the debate - and you pick your man of the match. It all kicks-off at 7.15pm, Sunday.

And remember ... you'll never beat the Irish.





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