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Bookies cut odds on Ireland to qualify for knockout stage

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Ireland players pile up after Wes Hoolahan's goal today
Ireland players pile up after Wes Hoolahan's goal today

After today's two results, Paddy Power reckon our chances have improved, but we are still the outsiders in Group E.

Following Ireland's 1-1 draw with Sweden and Italy's 2-0 win over Belgium the bookie has released their latest odds for progress from Group E.

Italy have now romped in to an eye watering 1/80 to qualify.

Belgium, despite defeat tonight, are still odds on at 2/7 and Sweden, despite a lacklustre showing against Martin O'Neill's men, are priced at Evens to make it to the next stage.

Ireland, who were 13/10, are now 5/4 to make it out of what could be the toughest group in the tournament.

Ireland's odds of winning the tournament haven't changed today, sticking at 100/1.