Italy vs. Ireland: 6 Reasons Azzurri Are Looking Shaky Going into Knockout Stage

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Italy vs. Ireland: 6 Reasons Azzurri Are Looking Shaky Going into Knockout Stage
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After a thrilling day of football, Italy have assured themselves of a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 with a 2-0 win against Ireland and Spain's 1-0 victory over Croatia.

Unbeaten in their group, the Italians have shown class and the fruits of experience as they navigated their way through a tricky group to almost come out on top of it and shove Spain into second place.

However, the Azzurri do have their fair share of flaws, and they could not hide them all in the Ireland match.

While they are definitely a good bet to give a stern challenge whomever they may face in the next round, fans do have reasons to be concerned about the team's chances.

Here are a few reasons why.

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