IRE­LAND V ITALY

Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

WED­NES­DAY, 8pm, RTE2

It is do or die for the Ir­ish team at Euro 2016 at Stade Pierre Mau­roy in Lille.

Af­ter the prom­ise of a 1-1 draw with Swe­den, the boys in green came crash­ing down when soundly beaten 3-0 by Bel­gium on Satur­day.

They face an al­ready-qual­i­fied Italy, who got the bet­ter of both Bel­gium and Swe­den. Ire­land must beat the Ital­ians to ad­vance to the last 16. Italy de­feated Ire­land 2-0 in the group stage at Euro 2012, while Ire­land’s sole victory against the Az­zurri was that fa­mous 1-0 win at the 1994 World Cup.

Most re­cently, Ire­land drew 0-0 with Italy in a 2014 friendly in Lon­don.

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