Croatia get Spain, Italy and Ireland at Euro 2012
The EURO 2012 Draw has concluded and Croatia has been grouped with world champions Spain, 2006 World Cup champions Italy and an Ireland side that qualified through the playoffs. It will be a tough group, but it could have been worse. Group B is where all eyes will be as this year’s ‘Group of Death’ is composed of Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark. Croatia avoided that mess and have more good news to celebrate over. Yes, Croatia will play defending Euro champions Spain, but they will play last in Group C. That means the game could be pointless for Spain if they win their first two games against Italy and Ireland, as they would be qualified for the quarterfinals already.
RELIVE THE EURO 2012 DRAW
CROATIA-ITALY FROM WORLD CUP 2002