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Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has picked his strongest available team for Friday night's Euro 2012 clash with Andorra.

Last Updated: 06/10/11 at 18:46

Trapattoni: Has picked strongest available side

Trapattoni: Has picked strongest available side

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Darren O'Dea will partner Sean St Ledger in central defence as Richard Dunne serves a one-match ban, while Glenn Whelan will continue in midfield despite heading into the tie at the Estadi Comunale on a yellow card.

Skipper Robbie Keane will join forces with Kevin Doyle in attack, with Trapattoni confident the Wolves man has regained his match-sharpness following his recovery from a knee injury.

Ireland team v Andorra: Given; O'Shea, St Ledger, O'Dea, Ward; Duff, Whelan, Andrews, McGeady; Doyle, Keane (capt).

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