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Mick McCarthy Names Ireland Team For Vital Denmark Clash

Mick McCarthy Names Ireland Team For Vital Denmark Clash

Mick McCarthy has named the Irish team to take take on Denmark in Copenhagen tonight, selecting the same XI from the 1-0 win over Georgia in March.

Seamus Coleman has won the battle at right back, with Matt Doherty having to make do with a place on the bench.

Glenn Whelan retains his place in the midfield alongside Conor Hourihane, while Robbie Brady and James McClean start out wide.

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This match will act as Ireland's first major test of the campaign, and it comes against a team they are very familiar with. This will be the fifth meeting between the sides in the past 18 months, with three of those finishing as scoreless draws.

The other was of course that infamous 5-1 loss in the World Cup Qualifier in the Aviva Stadium, and McCarthy's side will be hoping to exact some revenge for that result this evening.

After wins over Gribraltar and Georgia in the opening two games of the campaign, a positive result against the Danes would go a long way to securing a place at Euro 2020.

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Gary Connaughton

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