Euro 2012: 4 Reasons Why Croatia Will Provide a Shock and Escape from Group C

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Euro 2012: 4 Reasons Why Croatia Will Provide a Shock and Escape from Group C
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Everton's Nikica Jelavic scores Croatia's second goal vs Ireland

Most of the talk surrounding Group C before the Euros kicked off was what order Spain and Italy would finish in the group.

Today's matches have shown us that it might not be that easy, and the dark horses of the group could be the talented Croatian team.

Tonight against an unusually sloppy Irish team, Croatia showed a level of slick passing and clinical finishing that could see them secure a quarterfinal spot at the expense of the Spaniards or Italians.

I'm going to look at four reasons why Croatia can provide us with a shock and qualify from Group C.

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