Spain v. Croatia and Italy v Ireland - EURO 2012 - Lineups/Game Thread

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Luka Modric of Tottenham Hotspur talks to the media during a press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Real Madrid at White Hart Lane on April 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Spain Lineup (4-3-3): Iker Casillas; Jordi Alba, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Alvaro Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez; Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, David Silva

Croatia Lineup (4-4-1-1): Stipe Pletikosa; Ivan Strinic, Gordan Schildenfeld, Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida; Ivan Rakitic, Ognjen Vukojevic, Danijel Pranjic, Darijo Srna; Luka Modric; Mario Mandzukic

Italy Lineup (4-3-1-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Federico Balzaretti, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Ignazio Abate; Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio; Thiago Motta; Antonio Cassano, Antonio Di Natale

Ireland Lineup (4-4-2): Shay Given; Stephen Ward, Sean St. Ledger, Richard Dunne, John O'Shea; Aiden McGeady, Keith Andrews, Glenn Whelan, Damien Duff; Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle

Basically, Italy need a win to advance, and Spain and Croatia will advance with a win over the other, or both if Italy don't win, or there's a 2-2 or higher draw. If Italy win, as expected, they will advance with the Spain - Croatia winner, or Spain with a 0-0 draw in the other game, or a 1-1 if Italy: Win 1-0, 2-0, or any other crazy permutation above that.

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