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2043: It’s raining and a bit chilly _ and the Irish fans hugely outnumber the Spanish. But can Ireland really pull off what would be a major shock? They’ll be out of the tournament if beaten by Spain and need to take at least a point from the clash against the defending champion.

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2015: So, Fernando Torres returns to Spain’s team, replacing Cesc Fabregas _ the player who scored the world champions’ equalizer against Italy in the first match. It means Spain will once again have a recognized striker in its lineup, giving Torres the chance to redeem himself after missing a couple of good chances when he came on as a substitute against the Azzurri. Spain is otherwise unchanged. Ireland’s only change is up front, where Simon Cox replaces Kevin Doyle.

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2005: We’ll turn our attention to the Spain vs. Ireland match in Gdansk now. Here are the lineups:

Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Xavi, Iniesta, Torres. Substitutes: Valdes, Reina, Albiol, Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Fabregas, Negredo, Mata, Llorente, Cazorla, Navas.

Ireland: Given, O’Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Keane, Cox. Substitutes: Westwood, Forde, Doyle, Kelly, McShane, Walters, Gibson, Hunt, O’Dea, Long, Green, McClean.

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1956: Mandzukic was carried off on a stretcher just before the final whistle with a left leg injury. That will be a worry for Croatia coach Slaven Bilic ahead of the Spain game on Sunday. A draw was a fair result as Croatia maintains its unbeaten record against Italy. The 2006 world champions were the better side in the first half but Croatia was dangerous after the interval and could be a dark horse at Euro 2012.

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1951: FULLTIME: Italy 1, Croatia 1

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1945: Into injury time. With Spain its last opponent, Croatia could really do with getting qualification wrapped up early. A draw leaves things up for grabs heading into the final group games.

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1941: Mandzukic sprints forward down the center with options both side of him. He finds Jelavic on the right, who takes a touch before trying to return it to Mandzukic but his pass is intercepted and cleared. Good chance for Croatia to get a shot away there. Will the team get another? Jelavic is off for Eduardo.

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