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Last Updated: Friday, 16 November 2007, 08:26 GMT
Striker Keane fit for Wales clash
Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane sustained a foot injury in training on Tuesday
Wales v Republic of Ireland
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday, 17 November
Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Live coverage on Sky Sports 3, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & the BBC Sport website.

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been passed fit for Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

The Republic are without Andy O'Brien, Richard Dunne, Jonathan Douglas and Stephen Kelly but Shay Given and Paul McShane are fit to play.

Simon Davies will captain Wales for the first time, with Craig Bellamy missing.

Jason Koumas and Robert Earnshaw came through Wales training on Thursday after struggling with illness all week.

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Neal Eardley is likely to start for the home side, with Earnshaw and Freddie Eastwood expected to play up front for Toshack's side.

Keane sustained a foot injury towards the end of Tuesday's training session and although he took a full part on Wednesday, he suffered a reaction and sat out Thursday's programme.

But he was given a late fitness test and passed fit to play.

Caretaker coach Don Givens made the unusual decision to announce his team a day early and it includes nine Premiership players.

They include Newcastle 'keeper Shay Given, Manchester United defender John O'Shea and Reading striker Kevin Doyle.

Given has not played since 27 October due to a groin injury but is fit enough to play.

Neither Wales or the Republic have any chance of making the finals in Austria and Switzerland.


Wales squad: Hennessey (Wolves), Price (Derby), J.Collins (West Ham), Eardley (Oldham), Evans (Wrexham), Gabbidon (West Ham), Gunter (Cardiff), Morgan (Peterborough), Nyatanga (Barnsley), Ricketts (Hull), Crofts (Gillingham), A.Davies (Nottm For), S Davies (Fulham), Edwards (Luton), Fletcher (Crystal Palace), Tudur-Jones (Swansea), Koumas (Wigan), Ledley (Cardiff), Robinson (Toronto), Cotterill (Wigan), Earnshaw (Derby), Easter (Plymouth), Eastwood (Wolves).

Republic of Ireland: Given (Newcastle), Finnan (Liverpool), McShane (Sunderland), O'Shea (Man Utd); Kilbane (Wigan), Miller (Sunderland), Carsley (Everton), A Reid (Charlton), McGeady (Celtic), Keane (Tottenham), K Doyle (Reading).

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