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Where it went wrong . . . here's what they said

"We can save face by giving Spain a good game but I don't think we can qualify" -- Liam Brady

"I don't want to condemn Trap. It's not his fault, he has a certain talent to work with"

-- Eamon Dunphy

"Spain and Italy are favourites in our group but I still think we can beat one of them" -- Giovanni Trapattoni

"They obviously had better creative players but I think what will disappoint the Irish players are the goals they conceded at this level"

-- Roy Keane

"It was unlike us to concede the goals we did. Croatia didn't split us open. From our point of view they were disappointing goals to concede" -- Sean St Ledger

"We need to keep the faith and believe the lads can spring a surprise against Spain" -- fan Davy Keogh

"When Ireland scored the goal, everyone did the Poznan dance, Irish, Croatian and Polish fans are getting on so well" -- comedian Karl Spain

"Right that's it. I'm calling my first born St Ledger. This could be a tough negotiation." -- Dermot O'Leary

"Ah, the old "let one in early" trick. Nice one Ireland, keep us on the edge of our seats." -- Dara O Briain

"Come on Ireland." -- retired Welsh footballer Robbie Savage

"Get in. Come on Ireland"

-- Michael Owen

"Loved how the Irish players sung their national anthem with pride -- Joey Barton

"I'm supporting Ireland but I love Jelavic scoring as well -- sorry Ireland fans I'm on your side" -- Phil Neville

"Finally got the net sorted, not a great score but we can pull this one back!!" -- Cian Healy

"Like Twink, this isn't pretty," -- Dustin the Turkey

"Thierry Henry clearly fouled Ward in the run up to that second goal. The b****x." -- Colm Tobin

"Was expecting this result. We were preparing for this victory. We knew everything about this tea. We knew we were better." -- Slaven Billic

"Come on Ireland -- dig deep." -- Piers Morgan