Thursday was a deciding day in Group C at Euro 2012 as the Republic of Ireland were officially knocked out of the tournament with a loss to Spain.
Now, the Irish go into their match on Monday with Italy with nothing to lose.
With manager Giovanni Trapattoni's job possibly on the line and the future of some players international careers may be in question if Trapattoni is fired.
With nothing to lose, the Irish may give their boisterous fans something to really cheer about and spoil Italy's dreams as well with a win.
Here are six keys for The Boys in Green to follow to not go home empty-handed.