Republic unchanged for Russia

The Republic of Ireland have named an unchanged team to play Russia in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier in Dublin.

Last Updated: 07/10/10 at 18:07

Trapattoni: Picked same XI

Trapattoni: Picked same XI

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Giovanni Trapattoni has kept faith in the team that won their previous Group B match against Andorra last month and has included the likes of Shay Given, Aiden McGeady and Robbie Keane in his starting XI.

Richard Dunne has been passed fit to start after missing training on Wednesday because of a back injury.

The Republic have made a 100 per cent start to their qualification campaign for the Poland and Ukraine finals, but are expected to face a stern test when they welcome Russia to the Aviva Stadium.

Dick Advocaat's side are looking to bounce back from the first defeat of their campaign after losing 1-0 at home to Slovakia but they will be without , who misses the Group B double-header through injury.

Republic of Ireland team to play Russia: Given, O'Shea, St Ledger, Dunne, Kilbane, Lawrence, Whelan, Green, McGeady, Doyle, Keane.

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Friday, 27 March 2015
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Liechtenstein v Austria  
Macedonia v Belarus  
Moldova v Sweden  
Montenegro v Russia  
Slovakia v Luxembourg  
Slovenia v S Marino  
Spain v Ukraine  
Switzerlnd v Estonia  
Saturday, 28 March 2015
15:00
Kazakhstan v Iceland  

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