Italy have opened their Euro 2012 campaign with two draws, against Spain and Croatia.
They'll need to find a victory against Ireland and hope the fates (or the Spanish) don't conspire against them if they are to progress.
We caught up with David Schiavone, editor of Forza Italian Football, to discuss the hopes of the Azzurri.
- Italy 1-1 Croatia: Mario Mandzukic leveller denies Azzurri
- Spain 1-1 Italy: Honours even with Di Natale and Fabregas on target
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