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Ireland defeats Italy 1-0 to make it to 2016 UEFA Euro Cup round of 16

June 23, 2016, 2:46 UTC+3 PARIS

The goal was scored by Robbie Brady in the 85th minute

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PARIS, June 23. /TASS/. Ireland’s national football team has defeated Italy 1-0 in their group stage MD3 match of the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup tournament.

The Group E match was played at Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy on Wednesday.

The goal was scored by Robbie Brady in the 85th minute.

Ireland has finished the tournament’s group stage with four points and took the third place in the Group. In the round of 16, it will play against France, the Group A leader, on June 26 in Lyon.

Italy, the Group E leader, has six points and will play its next match against Spain, which is second in Group D. The game will be played on June 27 in Saint-Denis.

The 2016 UEFA Euro Cup is held in France between June 10 and July 10 with matches played in 10 different locations, namely in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

A total of 24 European national teams qualified for the Euro Cup final tournament in 2016, after the contestants’ format, which was used since 1996, was decided to be extended from 16 to 24 teams.

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