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Monday 18 December 2017

Croats focus on Dunne

SLAVEN BILIC fears that an Ireland defence -- manned by Richard Dunne -- will be hard to break down when his Croatian side face up to Ireland in their opening game of Euro 2012 in Poznan on Sunday.

"I know that Ireland are unbeaten in 14 games. It's very hard to create chances against Ireland because they defend as a team and the back four is quite impressive," Bilic said after watching Ireland's nil-all draw with Hungary.

"The main man is Richard Dunne, he is the leader and organiser, he's a great player, I admire him.

"I remember him when he was young at Everton, but you can see that he is going to do it on the big stage, big time. He's a great guy and a great player."

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