Croatia's opened their Euro 2012 football campaign in emphatic fashion.
They've downed Ireland 3-1 in their Group C match in Poznan, Poland, with goals just before and just after halftime sealing the three competition points.
Ireland provided a glimpse of concern for the Croats, levelling terms in the first half in reply to Mario Mandzukic's early goal
Meanwhile Spain and Italy played out a 1-all draw.
Photo: Croatia's Vedran Corluka and Ireland's Shane Long (Getty Images)