Euro 2016: A matter of life and death for Irish, says Antonio Conte

Jun 24, 2016, 08:25 IST | AFP

Italy coach Antonio Conte congratulated the Republic of Ireland after the Irish reached the knockouts. "Tonight's game was tough, very physical," Conte said

Lille (France): Italy coach Antonio Conte congratulated the Republic of Ireland after the Irish reached the knockouts. "Tonight's game was tough, very physical," Conte said.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

"Congratulations to them because they put a lot into the game. It was life and death for them. Perhaps we were punished when we were on top but they seemed like a team that really wanted to go through and were rewarded for it."

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