Euro 2016: Italy edge Sweden, Czechs hold Croatia amid flare trouble

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Sweden supporters put their hands to their heads after a missed chance to score in the last minutes of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

Sweden supporters put their hands to their heads after a missed chance to score in the last minutes of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

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Italian players celebrate after Eder scored the opening goal against Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse. (AP Photo)

Italian players celebrate after Eder scored the opening goal against Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse. (AP Photo)

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Italy's Eder celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

Italy's Eder celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

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Sweden’s coach Erik Hamren reacts during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden. (AP Photo)

Sweden’s coach Erik Hamren reacts during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden. (AP Photo)

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Italian players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

Italian players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France. (AP Photo)

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrates at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match against Sweden. (AP Photo)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrates at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match against Sweden. (AP Photo)

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Sweden's Erik Johansson looks down at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden. (AP Photo)

Sweden's Erik Johansson looks down at the end of the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden. (AP Photo)

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Italy coach Antonio Conte poses for a photo with a spectator after the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse. (AP Photo)

Italy coach Antonio Conte poses for a photo with a spectator after the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse. (AP Photo)

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Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands on the pitch after the Euro 2016 match between Italy against Italy. (AP Photo)

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands on the pitch after the Euro 2016 match between Italy against Italy. (AP Photo)

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Italy's Gianluigi Buffon celebrates on the cross bar after the match. (Reuters Photo)

Italy's Gianluigi Buffon celebrates on the cross bar after the match. (Reuters Photo)

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An Italy fan heads to the stadium in Toulouse for the Group E game against Sweden. (Reuters Photo)

An Italy fan heads to the stadium in Toulouse for the Group E game against Sweden. (Reuters Photo)

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A Sweden fan heads to the stadium in Toulouse for the Group E game against Italy. (Reuters Photo)

A Sweden fan heads to the stadium in Toulouse for the Group E game against Italy. (Reuters Photo)

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic during their Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic. (Reuters Photo)

Croatia's Ivan Perisic during their Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic. (Reuters Photo)

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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic reacts during their Euro 2016 football match against Czech Republic at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France. (Reuters Photo)

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic reacts during their Euro 2016 football match against Czech Republic at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France. (Reuters Photo)

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Croatia's Darijo Srna appears emotional during the national anthems before the match. Srna’s father passed away during Croatia’s opening game against Turkey. (Reuters Photo)

Croatia's Darijo Srna appears emotional during the national anthems before the match. Srna’s father passed away during Croatia’s opening game against Turkey. (Reuters Photo)

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Croatia team's fans cheer prior to the Euro 2016 Group D football match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France. (AP Photo)

Croatia team's fans cheer prior to the Euro 2016 Group D football match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France. (AP Photo)

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Czech Republic's Tomas Rosicky with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during their Euro 2016 match. (Reuters Photo)

Czech Republic's Tomas Rosicky with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during their Euro 2016 match. (Reuters Photo)

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Croatian supporters wave their scarves before the Euro 2016 Group D football match between the Czech Republic and Croatia. (AP Photo)

Croatian supporters wave their scarves before the Euro 2016 Group D football match between the Czech Republic and Croatia. (AP Photo)

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic scores his side’s first goal. (REUTERS)

Croatia's Ivan Perisic scores his side’s first goal. (REUTERS)

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Czech Republic ‘keeper Petr Cech, in green, reacts after Croatia's Ivan Perisic (not pictured) scores. (REUTERS)

Czech Republic ‘keeper Petr Cech, in green, reacts after Croatia's Ivan Perisic (not pictured) scores. (REUTERS)

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Croatia players celebrate Perisic’s goal. (REUTERS)

Croatia players celebrate Perisic’s goal. (REUTERS)

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, celebrates with teammate Ivan Rakitic after scoring. (AP)

Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, celebrates with teammate Ivan Rakitic after scoring. (AP)

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Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, right, chips over Petr Cech to score his side’s second goal. (AP)

Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, right, chips over Petr Cech to score his side’s second goal. (AP)

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Ivan Rakitic scores to give Croatia a 2-0 lead. (REUTERS)

Ivan Rakitic scores to give Croatia a 2-0 lead. (REUTERS)

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Rakitic celebrates his goal. (REUTERS)

Rakitic celebrates his goal. (REUTERS)

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Czech Republic's Milan Skoda heads in a goal to cut Croatia’s lead to 2-1. (REUTERS)

Czech Republic's Milan Skoda heads in a goal to cut Croatia’s lead to 2-1. (REUTERS)

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Croatia's Danijel Subasic falls into the goal after Milan Skoda (not pictured) scores. (REUTERS)

Croatia's Danijel Subasic falls into the goal after Milan Skoda (not pictured) scores. (REUTERS)

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Milan Skoda sets off in celebration of his goal. (REUTERS)

Milan Skoda sets off in celebration of his goal. (REUTERS)

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The match is interrupted as stewards tend to flares thrown onto the pitch by fans. (REUTERS)

The match is interrupted as stewards tend to flares thrown onto the pitch by fans. (REUTERS)

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Stewards deal with flares thrown onto the pitch by fans. (REUTERS)

Stewards deal with flares thrown onto the pitch by fans. (REUTERS)

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Stewards get the flares off the pitch. (REUTERS)

Stewards get the flares off the pitch. (REUTERS)

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Stewards clear away flares thrown onto the pitch by fans as players look on. (REUTERS)

Stewards clear away flares thrown onto the pitch by fans as players look on. (REUTERS)

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Players watch as the flares are cleared. (REUTERS)

Players watch as the flares are cleared. (REUTERS)

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Croatia players gesture towards fans who appeared to have thrown the flares. (REUTERS)

Croatia players gesture towards fans who appeared to have thrown the flares. (REUTERS)

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Czech Republic's Tomas Necid scores his side’s equaliser from the penalty spot. (REUTERS)

Czech Republic's Tomas Necid scores his side’s equaliser from the penalty spot. (REUTERS)

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Czech Republic's Tomas Necid scores from the penalty spot to equalise in the dying minutes of the game. (REUTERS)

Czech Republic's Tomas Necid scores from the penalty spot to equalise in the dying minutes of the game. (REUTERS)

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Croatia's Domagoj Vida looks dejected as Czech Republic players celebrate at the end of the match. (REUTERS)

Croatia's Domagoj Vida looks dejected as Czech Republic players celebrate at the end of the match. (REUTERS)

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