Republic of Ireland take on Croatia tonight in Euro 2012 Group C.
Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is expected to start in goal despite struggling with a knee injury in recent weeks.
Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni will start with Kevin Doyle partnering captain Robbie Keane up front.
Croatia have been given a boost after defender Vedran Corluka, who has been struggling with a hamstring complaint, was passed fit.
Trapattoni’s side came through a play-off against Estonia to reach their first European Championships since 1988 after finishing behind Russia in qualifying.
The Irish will know with Spain and Italy next up after Croatia, three points is a must if they are to have any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.
For Croatia, they too had to come through a play-off in order to book their place in Poland. They had an impressive 3-0 aggregate win over Turkey after finishing second to Greece in qualifying.