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Win over Italy would secure Ireland’s place in last 16

SoccerBy John Brennan
Win over Italy would secure Ireland’s place in last 16

Northern Ireland's defeat by Germany last night means the Republic of Ireland are guaranteed a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 if they can beat Italy tomorrow night.

Albania and Northern Ireland have finished their groups with three points in third place. So if Martin O'Neill's men can beat the Azzurri tomorrow they will have four points in third place and so be certain of progressing.