Wales will look to keep their outside hopes of qualifying for Brazil 2014 alive by taking all three points against Eastern European giants Croatia. The Welsh are looking for their third consecutive victory under Chris Coleman and a third in four matches after last October’s maiden victory against Scotland was added to by a friendly success against Austria followed by another win over the Scots, this time more impressively at Hampden Par...More
Wales will be looking to build on their first victory under manager Chris Coleman with a positive result away in Croatia, but do not have an easy task on their hands. Igor Stimac’s side have seven points from their three games and look strong to qualify in a tough group.
At the sixth time of asking, Coleman got a victory as Wales manager with a 2-1 victory over Scotland. Controversy surrounded Gareth Bale’s first goal from the penalt...More
The final Group C games throw up a number of qualifying possibilities, and Spain vs Croatia offers both teams the chance to qualify, though Spain will look to secure the top spot in the group.
If the game was won on momentum then Spain would certainly win, coming off the back of a resounding 4-0 win over the Republic of Ireland they have all but assured qualification. With a draw seeing Vicente del Bosque’s side safely through, a dra...More
Croatia take on Italy in the first game of the second round of fixtures for Group C this evening. The Croats currently top the group after beating the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in their opening fixture whilst Italy and Spain ran out a score draw in the other game.
The Italians had a tough opener in which they only had 34% of the possession but the small amount of the ball they did see they used effectively, managing 11 goal attempts o...More
Much has been made of Spain and Italy’s presence in Group C, with the last two winners of the World Cup set to go head to head earlier in the day. However, the winner of Republic of Ireland vs Croatia will fancy their chances of getting into the quarter-finals.
The Republic of Ireland are set to appear in the European Championships for the first time since 1988 and this time round it’ll be only their second appearance but there is a ...More
Slaven Bilic has moved to calm concerns over Vedran Corluka’s fitness. Sky Sports report that despite picking up an injury in training, the defender should be fit enough to play against the Republic of Ireland on Monday.
The Croatian coach said: “Vedran felt pain in his hamstring” adding “Luckily everything is okay with him and he will be able to play against Ireland…. Just in case he won’t train with the team until Sunday. We don’t ...More
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