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Torsvollor Stadium (ATT 4,400) 16th October 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Lorenc Jemini

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M Wilson (46)
J Walters (53)
P Justinussen (og 73)
D O'Dea (88)

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Trapattoni makes three changes to side

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 16/10/12 6:24pm

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Robbie Keane: Back in the Ireland side after recovering from an Achilles problem

Robbie Keane: Back in the Ireland side after recovering from an Achilles problem

Republic of Ireland will be looking to regain some pride when they take on Faroe Islands in Torshavn.

The Irish go into the game on the back of their humbling 6-1 defeat by Germany in Dublin on Friday to raise questions over the long-term future of Giovanni Trapattoni.

Trapattoni has batted away talk over his position, saying he has no plans to step down from his role and that he is focused on guiding Ireland to the World Cup in Brazil.

The mood inside the camp has not been helped by a reported bust-up between Stephen Kelly and Trapattoni's assistant Marco Tardelli. Trapattoni had to intervene and persuade Kelly to travel to Torshavn after he reportedly threatened not to board the flight.

Kelly has again been left out of the starting line-up for the must-win game for the Republic with Trapattoni making three changes to the side that lost to Germany.

Captain Robbie Keane returns to the starting line-up after missing the Germany game with an Achilles problem and he replaces Simon Cox.

Manchester United youngster Robbie Brady starts alongside Keith Andrews, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in midfield after impressing on his debut against Oman last month with Keith Fahey dropping to the bench.

Marc Wilson is drafted into the side and replaces Stephen Ward at left-back with Seamus Coleman, John O'Shea and Darren O'Dea making up the rest of the back four.

Andy Keogh, who scored the Republic's only goal against Germany, is out of the match with concussion meaning Jon Walters will partner Keane in attack.

Faroe Islands will be looking to pile the misery on the Republic after pushing Sweden all the way on Friday before going down 2-1.

Coach Lars Olsen has no fresh injury concerns to deal with, meaning former Manchester City goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen will continue between the posts.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 16th Oct - Group F
    Tue 16th Oct - Group I
    Tue 16th Oct - Group G
    • Latvia
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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    • Bos & Herz
      3 - 0
      Lithuania
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    • Slovakia
      0 - 1
      Greece
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    Tue 16th Oct - Group D
    Tue 16th Oct - Group A
    Tue 16th Oct - Group B
    Tue 16th Oct - Group E
    Tue 16th Oct - Group H
    • Ukraine
      0 - 1
      Montenegro
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    • San Marino
      0 - 2
      Moldova
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    Tue 16th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      1 - 4
      Rep Ireland
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    • Austria
      4 - 0
      Kazakhstan
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    • Germany
      4 - 4
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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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