Italy will advance to the next round of the Euro 2016, but Ireland desperately needs a win if they want to survive! These teams will meet in the final Group E match on June 22 and HollywoodLife.com wants to see every second. Click to watch!
After dominating the Group Stage of the Euro 2016 tournament, the Italy national team has nothing to worry about when they face Ireland in the final match of the first round. Will the Italians take it easy or will they go for the kill, crushing any Irish hopes of advancing?
Italy better not let its guard down for a single second of the June 22 match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France. Ireland is going for the win as a victory will punch their ticket to the Knockout Stage of the Euro 2016 tournament. This game is win-or-go-home game for the Irish and it kicks off at 3:00 P.M. EST. Soccer fans better be ready for every thrilling moment!
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This game may be over before it starts. Ireland desperately needs to defeat an Italian team that already beat Sweden and Belgium, according to The Bleacher Report. Italy currently sits on top of the Group E table with six points, while Belgium is in second with 3. Ireland and Sweden are tied at 1, meaning Ireland needs Shane Long, 29, and Robbie Keane, 35, to light up the scoreboard. If they can secure second place in Group E, they’ll make it to the next stage!
Italy will advance – win, lose or draw – and play Spain on June 27 in the Round of 16. With nothing at stake here, will Italy rest Andrea Barzagli, the 35-year-old center who has been on fire during the tournament? Andrea has played in every single minute of the Euro 2016, per The Telegraph, and he’s had the highest passing accuracy of any player on Team Italy. Yet, with the threat of Spain looming, will he ride the bench so he’s healthy for that epic match?
Ireland may get a lucky break, as the Italians have six players who are just one yellow card away from getting suspended, according to The Bitbag. Expect to see Gianluigi Buffon, 38, Leonardo Bonucci, 29, Giorgio Chiellini, 31, Daniele De Rossi, 32, Eder, 29, and Thiago Motta, 33, all sit this game out. Will this help Ireland score big and make it to the next round? Or is their fate sealed even before they step onto the pitch?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Ireland or Italy?