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Euro 2012 Game Time Thread: Italy vs. Croatia

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Andrea is probably thinking about how awesome his hair looks.
Andrea is probably thinking about how awesome his hair looks.

Just wanna throw something out there: I know Juventus' midfield is pretty damn awesome as is, but how awesome would it be to have Luca Modric in bianconero? Yeah, pretty good mental image, huh? That's what I thought.

Okay, back on topic.

Wait, one more thing: I know this is a soccer blog, but Matt Cain. I'm still in awe.

Okay, now back on topic.

ITALY VERSUS CROATIA! YEAH!

The Azzurri again have Group C's early game — and a challenging one at that against a Croatia side that sits atop the table after its opening-round win over Ireland. Italy, of course, are in a tie for second with Spain after the 1-1 draw on Sunday. Can Italy get a win and drastically improve its chances to get into the knockout round? Ah, that's why we watch.

UPDATE: LET THERE BE LINEUPS!

Italy (3-5-2): Buffon; Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini; Maggio, Motta, Pirlo, Marchisio, Giaccherini; Cassano, Balotelli

Croatia (4-4-2): Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic; Rakitic, Modric, Vukojevic, Perisic; Jelavic, Mandzukic