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Marco Tardelli picks Republic squad for Euro 2012 games

Marco Tardelli
Tardelli took charge of the Republic against Argentina earlier this month

Giovanni Trapattoni's recovery after surgery led to assistant Marco Tardelli naming the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Tardelli's squad for the 3 September and 7 September games against Armenia and Andorra contains no surprises.

Preston's Keith Treacy is retained in the 25-man squad after making his debut against Argentina.

The only changes from the squad for the Argentina game are the omissions of Marc Wilson and Caleb Folan.

The Irish face Armenia away before taking on minnows Andorra at the Aviva Stadium four days later.

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Tardelli said that the Irish would go into the back-to-back games "well prepared and confident".

"We held a successful training camp in May and played a number of competitive and challenging friendly matches over the summer," added the Republic assistant.

"Playing Armenia in Yerevan will be a tough test for the team but when we return to play our first competitive home game four days later, we hope to go to Aviva stadium having made a positive start to the campaign."

Trapattoni, 71, is continuing his recuperation after undergoing surgery for an surgery for an abdominal complaint.

The Irish manager is confident that he will be fit to travel with the squad to Armenia.


Republic of Ireland squad: Given (Manchester City), Westwood (Coventry City), Murphy (Scunthorpe Utd), O'Shea (Manchester Utd), Dunne (Aston Villa), St Ledger (Preston North End), Cunningham (Manchester City), Foley (Wolves), Kelly (Fulham), McShane (Hull City), O'Dea (Celtic), Kilbane (Hull City), Andrews (Blackburn Rovers), Whelan (Stoke City), Gibson (Manchester Utd), Green (Derby County), Lawrence (Stoke City), McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Keogh (Wolves), Duff (Fulham), Fahey (Birmingham City), Treacy (Preston North End), Keane (Tottenham Hotspur), Doyle (Wolves), Long (Reading).



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Trapattoni leaves Dublin hospital
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Argentina impress 100-cap Keane
11 Aug 10 |  Irish
Rep of Ireland 0-1 Argentina
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Trapattoni surgery 'is a success'
11 Aug 10 |  Irish
Given returns to Republic squad
28 Jul 10 |  Irish
Dunne mocks French World Cup exit
23 Jul 10 |  Football
Rep of Ireland 3-0 Algeria
28 May 10 |  Irish
Keane focused on Euro qualifiers
28 May 10 |  Irish
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Paraguay
25 May 10 |  Irish
Doyle pleased after Republic win
25 May 10 |  Irish


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