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28-Man Ireland Squad Named For Oman And Serbia Fixtures

2016.06.26 Football UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 game between France and Republic of Ireland team photo Shane Duffy Richard Keogh Daryl Murphy Stephen Ward Darren Randolph James McCarthy James McClean Robbie Brady Seamus Coleman Shane Long Jeff Hendrick Credit: Lukasz Laskowski / PressFocus/MB Media

Martin O’Neill has named the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly against Oman.

It is the first time the squad has come together for an international since their impressive showing at the European Championships earlier this year.

A number of players, including Harry Arter and Callum O’Dowda, return to the squad having missed out on the 23-man squad in France, but there are no new faces among the panel.

Seamus Coleman is included despite missing Everton’s start to the season through injury, while John O’Shea has also been named despite limping off in Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at home to Middlesbrough. Shane Duffy is suspended, having been sent off in Ireland’s loss to France in the Euro 2016 second round tie.

Shay Given has announced his international retirement, while there has been speculation in the Irish media recently that this could be Robbie Keane’s last time receiving an international call-up.

Republic of Ireland Squad For International Fixtures Against Oman and Serbia

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Kieren Westwood, David Forde

Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Ciaran Clark, Richard Keogh, Cyrus Christie, Stephen Ward, Paul McShane, Alex Pearce, Marc Wilson, John O’Shea

Midfielders: Glenn Whelan, Aiden McGeady, James McCarthy, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, David Meyler, Wes Hoolahan, Stephen Quinn, Harry Arter, Eunan O’Kane, Callum O’Dowda

Forwards: Shane Long, Jonathan Walters, Daryl Murphy, Robbie Keane

Ireland begin their World Cup qualifying campaign with a tricky away tie at Serbia on September 5th, in a group that also contains Wales, Austria, Georgia and Moldova.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.