Predictions for June 14 Euro matches

Croatia's Luka Modric during practice at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, June 4, 2012....

Croatia's Luka Modric during practice at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, June 4, 2012. (ANTONIO BRONIC/Reuters)

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DAN BILICKI

Italy 2, Croatia 1 -- If the Italians can take Luka Modric out of the game, it's theirs.

Spain 2, Ireland 0 -- The Spanish midfield is far too much for Ireland to handle.

MORRIS DALLA COSTA

Italy 2, Croatia 1 -- Italy has not beaten Croatia in three tries. Croatia is playing well and looks to go deep into the tournament, but picking Croatia would leave me too many e-mails to answer from Italians ... and I am Italian.

Spain 2, Ireland 0 -- The Irish will try to shut it down with tough defence and get a goal on the break. It won't happen. Spain will get one and Ireland will push forward and give up a second. Darn!

KURTIS LARSON

Italy 1, Croatia 1 -- Croatia is capable of grabbing three points, but Italy's clamp-down defence holds up.

Spain 4, Ireland 1 -- You get the sense that of all the group games this one could get out of hand.

MIKE ZEISBERGER

Italy 2, Croatia 1 -- Any doubts critics may have had concerning the Azzurri should have been put to rest with their fine outing against Spain.

Spain 2, Ireland 0 -- The defending world champs aren't about to go two games without a victory.


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