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DON’T EX­PECT THIS to be a high-scor­ing af­fair – Greece had two goal-less draws in qual­i­fy­ing and Croa­tia con­ceded just four. The home team has the stars, but the Greeks are good at grind­ing out re­sults! ONE TO WATCH There’s a rea­son Jose Mour­inho chased Ivan Perisic – the Croat has se­ri­ous tekkers! ITALY HAVE QUAL­I­FIED for ev­ery World Cup since 1962, while the Swedes have missed out on the last two. With­out star striker Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic up front to in­spire them, The Az­zuri should win this one! ONE TO WATCH Andrea Belotti may grab head­lines, but strike part­ner Ciro Im­mo­bile is the man in form! NO TEAM IN the top two of any group scored fewer goals in qual­i­fy­ing than The Boys In Green – but boss Martin O’neill has a knack of get­ting his teams to per­form when it re­ally mat­ters – just ask Wales! ONE TO WATCH James Mc­clean isn't even a reg­u­lar for West Brom, but he's the Rep. Of Ire­land's main man!

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