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The Hamburg midfielder believes his country are more than capable of winning the tournament, providing they firstly qualify from Group C ahead of their rivals

CROATIA
GROUP C
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
P
PTS
 GREECE 10 24
 CROATIA 10 22
 ISRAEL 10 16
 LATVIA 10 11
 GEORGIA 10 10
 MALTA 10 1
*Croatia secured qualification with a play-off victory over Turkey

Ivo Ilicevic is remaining quietly confident about Croatia's chances of triumphing at Euro 2012 after his admission that anything can happen in Poland and Ukraine.

Slaven Bilic's men face stiff opposition in the group stages of the competition from reigning European champions Spain, former world champions Italy and Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland.

However, the 25-year-old is of the opinion that the side picked by the former West Ham defender has sufficient quality to go all the way in this summer's championships.

"We have a lot of quality in the team, but it is also clear that our group is very difficult," he told Hamburger Morgenpost.

"We have Spain, who are one of the favourites. Whoever beats them deserves to win the tournament, but should we get through this group, then anything is possible - even the title."

Ilicevic was named in Croatia's 23-man squad for Euro 2012 and will hope to start their first match in Group C against the Irish on June 10.

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