Euro 2012 Open Thread: Croatia v. Spain, Italy v. Republic of Ireland

Sure, he's smiling now, but he's usually much angrier than this.

Croatia v. Spain
Group C Round 3
Monday, June 18, 245 PM EDT
TV: ESPN, ESPN3, Deportes

Italy v. Republic of Ireland
Group C Round 3
Monday, June 18, 245 PM EDT
TV: ESPN2, ESPN3, Deportes


After yesterday's wackadoodle group, we have the relative calm of Group C; as long as Croatia and Spain don't draw 2-2, Italy joins Spain in the quarterfinals. Of course, it's not like anything like that would ever happen, nor would it be preordained that it happen, right? That would be wrong! WRONG!

Anyway, shenanigans aside, this is a day where the Irish can pick up their pride from wherever they kicked it to against Spain, dust it off, and give it another chance to exist. Lineups as they are made available, and always remember the important things in life: subject lines, being nice to people, reasonable picture heights, and a lack of illegal streams.

ITALY v IRELAND LINEUPS:

Italy 4-3-1-2: 1-Gianluigi Buffon; 7-Ignazio Abate, 15-Andrea Barzagli, 3-Giorgio Chiellini, 6-Federico Balzaretti; 8-Claudio Marchisio, 21-Andrea Pirlo, 16-Daniele De Rossi; 5-Thiago Motta; 11-Antonio Di Natale, 10-Antonio Cassano.
Ireland 4-4-2: 1-Shay Given; 4-John O'Shea, 2-Sean St. Ledger, 5-Richard Dunne, 3-Stephen Ward; 7-Aiden McGeady, 6-Glenn Whelan, 8-Keith Andrews, 11-Damien Duff; 10-Robbie Keane, 9-Kevin Doyle.

CROATIA v SPAIN LINEUPS:

Croatia (4-2-3-1) Pletikosa; Vida, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic; Vukojevic, Rakitic; Srna, Modric, Pranjic; Mandzukic.
The Spanish Art Project 2.0 (4-3-3) Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Alonso; Silva, Torres, Iniesta.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker