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Ireland hit by Whelan blow

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out of Friday night's match with Sweden through injury.

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Glenn Whelan: Sustained an ankle injury

Glenn Whelan: Sustained an ankle injury

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The Stoke player has sustained an ankle problem ahead of the Group C World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni had selected Whelan to start in the Friends Arena clash when he named his team on Thursday.

Trapattoni could bring in James McCarthy as a replacement to partner Paul Green in the middle of the park.

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