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Doherty Starts As O'Neill Names Team To Face Denmark

Doherty Starts As O'Neill Names Team To Face Denmark

Martin O'Neill has named his Ireland team to take on Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.

Contrary to reports this morning, Matt Doherty makes his first competitive appearance for Ireland in a side that looks like it will play with three central defenders. Cyrus Christie also plays, meaning either he or Doherty will find themselves on the left.

Ciaran Clark drops out meaning Shane Duffy is partnered by Richard Keogh and Kevin Long. Harry Arter also starts in midfield after his row with Roy Keane has been relegated to a past quiddity of this Irish set-up. Keogh captains the team.

Here it is in full.

Ireland team to face Denmark  

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Ireland are bottom of Group B4 after their first game - a 4-1 hammering away to Wales in Cardiff. Denmark, meanwhile, are coming off the back of a 2-0 win against the Welsh. Their scorer that night, however, is absent: the Danes come to Dublin (mercifully) shorn of Christian Eriksen.

Denmark last played here eleven months ago, in a World Cup playoff that finished....well, let's not go there.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm at the Aviva, and is live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.

 

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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