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#Croatia

# croatia - Monday 9 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too Poznań This post contains images

Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too

Poznan! We thought we had something special going on…

# croatia - Saturday 7 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister Handshake

Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister

Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.

# croatia - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Croatia fined €80,000 by UEFA for racist abuse

…which, if we’ve done our maths right, is €20,000 less than Nicklas Bendtner got for his underpants stunt.

# croatia - Monday 18 June, 2012

Match report: Jesus Navas rescues Spain, Croatia bow out

Vicente del Bosque’s substitution paid off as the striker hit a late winner.

Platini furious over Croatia racism charge

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has called for lifetime bans for those found guilty of racist chanting.

Yellow cards no problem for Del Bosque

Alvaro Arbeloa and Jordi Alba are both on one yellow card, meaning they are running the risk of being suspended for the quarter-finals.

# croatia - Saturday 16 June, 2012

UEFA to investigate fresh racism claims

The European governing body is looking into reports a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Croatia as Mario Balotelli left the field.

# croatia - Thursday 14 June, 2012

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 7

What, it’s been a week already? All the nerve-jangling build-up to Ireland’s clash with Spain is nestled safely in here.

Three ways Ireland can find joy against Spain

It’s not going to be pretty, but we do have a chance of coming away with something other than a defeat against the current champions tonight.

Preview: Croatia out to seal qualification with Italian job

Slaven Bilic’s side will enter the Group C encounter full of confidence after a comfortable 3-1 win over the Ireland in their tournament opener.

# croatia - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

‘My mam was mortified but she is seeing the funny side of it now’ – Eamon Keegan

The Irish fan, who has gained fame in the past few days, talks about the picture the whole country has seen.

# croatia - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

With Ireland beaten, Bilic is braced for tougher tests

“We still have a great job to do, tougher test, yeah, it didn’t look easy at any point and it was very hard on the pitch.

# croatia - Monday 11 June, 2012

FYI: Can Ireland still qualify with four points and other Group C permutations

We’ve done the calculations so you don’t have to, looking at the various potential Euro 2012 outcomes.

Croatia match attracted highest RTE audience since 1994 World Cup

Over two million people tuned in to see Ireland lose their opening Group C match to Slaven Bilic’s side on Sunday night.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match Electricity

Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match

EirGrid says Sunday evening demand for electricity was influenced by people sitting down together to watch the match – and make tea at half-time.

Open road: Croatia will not fear anyone now, says Bilic

While he admitted Ireland were the better team ‘in some moments’ the coach is confident of making the knock-out stages.

# croatia - Sunday 10 June, 2012

'We gave away sloppy goals' - St Ledger rues mistakes

The Leicester City player admitted that Ireland’s defending was poor at times in Poznan tonight.

Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia

Two goals from the Wolfsburg striker resigned Ireland to defeat in their first Euro 2012 fixture.

Ireland v Croatia: Player ratings

How did the boys fare in Poznan tonight?

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

As it happened: Ireland v Croatia, Euro 2012 Euro2012 This post contains videos

As it happened: Ireland v Croatia, Euro 2012

Could Giovanni Trapattoni’s men get off to a winning start against Croatia this evening? Let’s find out.

What can Ireland learn from Croatia's Euro 2012 qualifiers? Group C This post contains videos

What can Ireland learn from Croatia's Euro 2012 qualifiers?

Finding success from crosses could be a real possibility against today’s opponents.

Slideshow: Michael D. Higgins travels to Poland with Irish fans President In Poznan This post contains images

Slideshow: Michael D. Higgins travels to Poland with Irish fans

President arrives in Poznan ahead of crunch Euro 2012 game.

Behind Enemy Lines: What the Croatians are saying

We speak to Zagreb-based football writer Aleksandar Holiga about how our opponents see this evening’s Group C clash going.

Polish media report 14 arrests in Poznan ahead of Ireland game Violence This post contains images

Polish media report 14 arrests in Poznan ahead of Ireland game

Gazeta Wyborcza say 14 arrests were made, including three Irish people.

Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight? Countdown This post contains a poll

Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight?

We want to know where you’ll be when Robbie sticks the ball in the Croatia net?

Here are 21 things you (probably) didn't know about Croatia Fyi

Here are 21 things you (probably) didn't know about Croatia

Find out what links the country with Ireland’s most famous author, among other things.

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 3

Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Is it time yet?

Preview: Optimism high as date with Croatia finally arrives

With all the preparation work out of the way, today’s opening group game couldn’t come sooner for the Irish players.

'I'm sorry for the Irish' says Bilic but admits says road open to quarter-finals

“Maybe the Irish were the better team in some moments, but I think that if you look, the overall impression is that we were the much better team.”

'This has been a long time coming for the whole country' - Robbie Keane

The Ireland captain knows from experience these opportunities don’t come along very often and says the players are desperate to get their Euro 2012 campaign going now.

# croatia - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Here we go: Trap aims to give Ireland 'what it has asked for'

On the eve of a tournament defining fixture, the Ireland boss is calling on the wisdom of Gianni Agnelli.

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 2

The one-stop-shop for the build-up to this evening’s big games in the Ukraine.

Trap and Modric urge caution, Andrews says Ireland 'vying for second spot'

The Croatia midfielder has described Sunday’s game as “our most important match”.

# croatia - Friday 8 June, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1 COYBIG This post contains videos

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1

We whiled away the hours before kick-off collecting tweets, following stories and giggling excitedly. Review the day’s action here.

Croatia's Corluka targets quarter-final spot

Croatia provide Giovanni Trapattoni with yet another article he can pin to the dressing room wall.

# croatia - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Big respect: Bilic will not take Ireland for granted

The Croatia boss says Ireland play solid, simple football. Basically, he’s quaking in his boots.

# croatia - Monday 4 June, 2012

I might play one up front against Croatia, says Trap

Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.

Another one bites the dust: Croatian striker Olic to miss Euro 2012

The experienced international has ruptured a thigh muscle and won’t face Ireland, Italy or Spain.