The Spoiler’s Italy v Croatia and Spain v Rep of Ireland selections

Positive vibes about Italy, faintly upbeat wittering on Irish chances


The swiftly-emerging norm of one successful prediction, one less impressive pick was maintained on Wednesday. Which one of our Thursday choices is less likely to backfire?

Italy v Croatia

As a noted statistic fetishist, you’d expect The Spoiler to be positively orgasmic over the fact that Italy haven’t beaten Croatia in five meetings since 1942.


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Giovanni Trapattoni sizes up the Ireland job

Rep of Ireland

From May, Giovanni Trapattoni will be adding the Republic of Ireland to his lengthy managerial CV, and the interweb’s Photoshop genii are already picturing the scene of his first training session. Above, the Italian sizes up big-boned Andy Reid’s shirt-come-tent, while Stephen Ireland’s fleet of [...]

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England to qualify for Euro Championships after all

The best sports on the telebox tonight

Recommended viewing

Yes, you read that headline correctly. England are in a strong position to qualify for the European Championships (ahem, the U21 version), and a win against the Republic of Ireland in Southampton tonight will give a further boost [...]

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