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Craven Cottage (ATT 6,420) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: A Marriner

Rep Ire Republic of Ireland vs Oman Oman

Rep Ire 4

S Long (7)
R Brady (23)
K Doyle (36)
A Pearce (85)


Oman 1

E Al Farsi (72)

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Brady and Meyler to make debuts at Craven Cottage

Last Updated: 11/09/12 11:38am

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Giovanni Trapattoni: Has rung the changes for Ireland's clash

Giovanni Trapattoni: Has rung the changes for Ireland's clash

Giovanni Trapattoni will give some of his fringe players a chance to impress when Republic of Ireland take on Oman in an international friendly on Tuesday night.

The Republic made a winning start to 2014 World Cup qualifying last week when they snatched a late 2-1 success over Kazakhstan in Astana.

They will resume their Group C campaign next month, with back-to-back clashes against Germany and the Faroe Islands, but have the opportunity to build on last Friday's triumph against Oman at Craven Cottage.

The Middle Eastern side have made strides in their own bid to reach Brazil in two years' time, currently sitting second in their qualifying group behind Australia, having taken eight points from their six qualifiers so far.

Trapattoni has named his side to take on Oman, with Robbie Brady and David Meyler to be handed Ireland debuts.


The only survivor from the team that won in Astana will be James McCarthy in midfield, with the boss introducing a raft of changes.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle will captain the side, partnered up front by West Brom frontman Shane Long.

Sunderland youngster James McClean had been tipped to start but has been left on the bench following his Twitter outburst at being unused in last week's win.

Robbie Keane, John O'Shea, Darren O'Dea, Jon Walters, Keiren Westwood and Glenn Whelan have been released back to their clubs and will take no part in the friendly.

Oman boss Paul Le Guen is expected to name Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi between the sticks, while Al-Ahli striker Amad Al-Hosni will be looking to extend his tally of 27 international goals.

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