Faroes v Rep of Ireland preview
Trapattoni makes three changes to side
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: 16/10/12 6:24pm
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.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Tue 16th Oct - Group F
Russia1 - 0Azerbaijan
Israel3 - 0Luxembourg
Portugal1 - 1N Ireland
Tue 16th Oct - Group I
Belarus2 - 0Georgia
Spain1 - 1France
Tue 16th Oct - Group G
Latvia2 - 0Liechtenstein
Bos & Herz3 - 0Lithuania
Slovakia0 - 1Greece
Tue 16th Oct - Group D
Andorra0 - 1Estonia
Romania1 - 4Holland
Hungary3 - 1Turkey
Tue 16th Oct - Group A
Croatia2 - 0Wales
Macedonia1 - 0Serbia
Belgium2 - 0Scotland
Tue 16th Oct - Group B
Czech Rep0 - 0Bulgaria
Italy3 - 1Denmark
Tue 16th Oct - Group E
Cyprus1 - 3Norway
Iceland0 - 2Switzerland
Albania1 - 0Slovenia
Tue 16th Oct - Group H
Ukraine0 - 1Montenegro
San Marino0 - 2Moldova
Tue 16th Oct - Group C
Faroe Islands1 - 4Rep Ireland
Austria4 - 0Kazakhstan
Germany4 - 4Sweden
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||10||25|
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I
Faroe Islands v Republic of Ireland
Matt Holland believes Conor Sammon has to start up front for Ireland against the Faroes on Friday night.
Robbie Keane has backed Giovanni Trapattoni to stay after Republic of Ireland's 4-1 victory in the Faroe Islands.
Giovanni Trapattoni expects to stay in charge of the Republic of Ireland after the 4-1 victory over the Faroe Islands.