Euro 2012: Republic of Ireland Player Ratings in Group C Loss to Croatia

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Euro 2012: Republic of Ireland Player Ratings in Group C Loss to Croatia
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Dejected Republic of Ireland players leave the pitch after their 3-1 Group C loss to Croatia.

It is back to the drawing board for Giovanni Trapattoni and his Republic of Ireland squad, after a disappointing 1-3 loss to Croatia in their Group C game in Poznan.

The fixture was long ago highlighted as one where victory was deemed vital to their hopes of progression at Euro 2012, with daunting matches versus Spain and Italy to come.

Now, after a hard-working—but ultimately lacklustre—display against an impressive looking Croatia side, Trapattoni and his men must look to find a way of competing with Spain if they are hoping to still be in the tournament  when the knockout rounds begin.

Now that the dust has settled over the Croatia defeat, just how did the Irish players rate in their nation's return to major tournament football?

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