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How Much Significance Can We Read Into These Squad Numbers For Euros?

How Much Significance Can We Read Into These Squad Numbers For Euros?

Martin O'Neill sparked a surprise by omitting the man who began the qualification campaign as No. 1 and plumping for the more in-form Keiren Westwood.

Not only is Westwood on the plane, he has been handed the No. 1 shirt. How much can be read into this?

Given wears the No. 16 shirt, while Randolph is No. 23.

It could be largely an irrelevance. Walters, Brady and Hoolahan all don shirt numbers that imply they are outside the starting eleven, which is highly unlikely, especially in the case of the first two.

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