Cunningham starts for Ireland

Teenager Greg Cunningham will win his third senior cap for the Republic of Ireland in their friendly against Norway on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 16/11/10 at 15:57

Cunningham: Starts at left-back

Cunningham: Starts at left-back

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The 19-year-old Manchester City defender, currently on loan at Leicester, will line up at left-back.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has little choice but to ring the changes with his squad having been ravaged by injury.

Darren O'Dea, who is on loan from Celtic at Ipswich, will partner John O'Shea in central defence with Stephen Kelly on the right, while Liam Lawrence, Keith Fahey, Glenn Whelan and Damien Duff will make up the midfield quartet.

Kevin Doyle, who underwent a scan on a broken bone on his hand, will be joined by Shane Long in attack with goalkeeper Shay Given wearing the captain's armband.

Republic of Ireland team v Norway (7.45pm): Given (capt); Kelly, O'Dea, O'Shea, Cunningham; Lawrence, Whelan, Fahey, Duff; Doyle, Long.

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Fixtures

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
00:00
Denmark v USA  
15:00
Georgia v Malta  
19:30
Germany v Australia  
19:45
Scotland v N Ireland  
Thursday, 26 March 2015
15:00
Costa Rica v Paraguay  
Nigeria v Bolivia  
15:30
Iran v Chile  
20:00
France v Brazil  
Friday, 27 March 2015
10:30
Japan v Tunisia  
11:00
Korea Rep v Uzbekistan  

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