Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ireland team named for Argentina clash

The Ireland team to face Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday evening has been named.

Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given will start in goal, with a back four of Paul McShane, Richard Dunne, John O'Shea and Kevin Kilbane.

Across the middle will be Liam Lawrence, Keith Andrews, Paul Green and Damien Duff, whilst Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle are in attack.

Dunne and Doyle are doubts, however, with knee and calf injuries respectively, so Darren O'Dea and Cillian Sheridan are on standby.

Assistant Marco Tardelli took the training on Tuesday, although he is hopeful Giovanni Trapattoni will be capable of taking charge of the game.

Tardelli said: 'I think everything is okay and he will be in the dugout. He is very strong.'

Ahead of his 100th cap for Ireland, captain Robbie Keane added: 'We are all hoping he will be fit.

'It won't be the same without him.'

Ireland : Given (Manchester City); McShane (Hull City), Dunne (Aston Villa)/O'Dea (Celtic), O'Shea (Manchester United), Kilbane (Hull City); Lawrence (Stoke City), Andrews (Blackburn Rovers), Green (Derby County), Duff (Fulham); Keane (Tottenham Hotspur), Doyle (Wolves)/Sheridan (Celtic).

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