With just over two weeks until the European Championships all the talk and hype is now starting to build about the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
With just four groups taking part, they are sure to all be extremely competitive. Group C consists of Spain, Italy, Croatia and Republic of Ireland so is no exception.
Spain will be looking for their third major tournament victory in a row, which would be an incredible achievement. Vicente Del Bosque side showed that they are still the best side in the world during qualifying as they did not drop a single point.
However, with Carlos Puyol and David Villa set to miss Euro 2012 with injury it could be a difficult task for Spain who are going to have to rely on their strength in depth to have a successful competition.
Moving onto Italy, since winning the World Cup in 2006 they have failed to live up to expectations and seem to be a better side when the pressure is off them. The Italians remained unbeaten during qualifying and conceded just two goals.
This could take them into the tournament on a positive not and they will no doubt be looking to repeat those kind of performances.
As for Croatia, they are more than capable of progressing from this group and causing a few upsets on the way. It is Slaven Bilic last competition in charge of the team, he will be desperate to finish on a high.
Luka Modric will have to be at this best for the Croatians to go far, on his day he is one of the best play makers around.
Finally, Republic of Ireland find themselves in their first major tournament since 2002. They will also see that it does not get any tougher than the group they are in.
However, Ireland will be hopeful of a few decent results and if their experienced players step up to the plate – you never know what they could achieve.
Ireland are likely to play in a similar way to Italy, relying on a solid defence and counter attacking football. Something which could work if executed right.
Spain are unsurprisingly the clear favourites to win the group outright, you can back them at 1.62 (8/13) with BetFred.
Italy will feel they are more than capable of progressing from group A as winners. They are available at 4.50 (7/2) with Paddy Power.
Slaven Bilic’s Croatia know it will be difficult to come out on top in this group. VC Bet are offering 10.00 (9/1) on this happening.
Irelan know they will have to seriously upset the odds to finish in top spot. You can back them at 19.00 (18/1) with @ BlueSQ.
Italy have failed to impress in recent tournaments and they could struggle again this time around with such a tough group. Spain and Croatia to qualify has odds of 3.60 (13/5) with SportingBet.