Spain must take Ireland seriously

June 13, 2012
By Jeff Carlisle


Spain began its defense of its Euro 2008 title with an entertaining 1-1 draw against Italy. Up next for La Furia Roja is Ireland in a game that has mismatch written all over it after Giovanni Trapattoni's side lost 3-1 to Croatia. That said, the Irish have a history of making things difficult for more fancied opponents, so Spain should remain wary.

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