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Last Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006, 16:01 GMT 17:01 UK
Harte adds to Republic injury woe
Ian Harte
Ian Harte misses Dutch game due to a knee injury
Wednesday, 16 August
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Kick-off: 1930 BST

Ian Harte is the latest Republic of Ireland player to withdraw from Steve Staunton's side for Wednesday's friendly against Holland in Dublin.

Harte, out with a knee injury, joins Robbie Keane, Shay Given, Richard Dunne, Terry Dixon, Stephen Ireland and Alan Lee on the injured list.

Despite the withdrawals, Staunton won't call up any more replacements.

Leeds' Jonathan Douglas and Daryl Murphy of Sunderland were added to the squad over the weekend.

Staunton indicated that both Keane and Dunne have had scans on their injuries and he remains hopeful that both will be fit for the opening European Championship qualifier against Germany in Stuttgart on 2 September.

"In Robbie's case we are possibly looking at a ten-day period with Richard's maybe a little longer," said Staunton.

"It's up to the players who play on Wednesday night to stake their claim in what will be a real test against top quality opposition."

The match will be Steve Staunton's third game in charge of the Republic.



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