Republic of Ireland take on Croatia on Sunday 10th June, 2012, with kickoff at 19:45. This match is currently being shown LIVE on ITV1.
Historically, the Irish have been a plucky team that arrives at a tournament, chases the ball around and has a nice time, whilst the management enjoy all the free stuff they can get, but this current generation is blessed with far more than the teams managed by Charlton or McCarthy ever got. A top boss, some decent players and intelligent tactics have got this this far, and Croatia are a side they must beat.
Luckily for us, pretty much all of that applies to Croatia as well, so this game will be a full-on battle for supremacy as the teams look ahead to bigger challenges.
Republic of Ireland v Croatia is LIVE on ITV1.