Trapattoni names provision squad for WC qualifiers

Trapattoni names provision squad for WC qualifiers

Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, today (September 25) announced a provisional 27 man squad, from which players will be selected for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup group 8 qualifiers against Italy in Croke Park on October 10 (kick off 20.00 hrs) and Montenegro four days in later in Croke Park on October 14 (kick off 19.00 hrs).
25th Sep 2009

Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, today (September 25) announced a provisional 27 man squad, from which players will be selected for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup group 8 qualifiers against Italy in Croke Park on October 10 (kick off 20.00 hrs) and Montenegro four days in later in Croke Park on October 14 (kick off 19.00 hrs).

Giovanni Trapattoni said, “The final two qualifying matches against Italy and Montenegro in Croke Park next month will be pivotal in our efforts to qualify for South Africa. Having performed well against both Italy and Montenegro away from home, we hope that playing in front of a home crowd against these teams will give us an extra advantage. Everything is still to play for as the group stages draw to a close.”   

Republic of Ireland Squad v Italy & Montenegro

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Name

Club

Date of Birth

Caps

Goals

Goalkeepers

Shay Given

Manchester City

20/04/1976

98

0

Keiren Westwood

Coventry City

23/10/1984

3

0

Joe Murphy

Scunthorpe United

21/08/1981

1

0

Defenders

John O'Shea   

Manchester United

30/04/1981

56

1

Kevin Foley

Wolves

01/11/1984

1

0

Richard Dunne

Aston Villa

21/09/1979

54

7

Stephen Kelly

Fulham

06/09/1983

15

0

Kevin Kilbane

Hull City

01/02/1977

98

7

Eddie Nolan

Preston North End

05/08/1988

3

0

Sean St. Ledger

Middlesbrough

28/12/1984

5

0

Paul McShane

Hull City

06/01/1986

17

0

Darren O’Dea

Reading

04/02/1987

1

0

Midfielders

Aiden McGeady

Celtic

04/04/1986

28

0

Damien Duff

Fulham

02/03/1979