Saturday 10 December 2016

Team news: Seamus Coleman returns in sole change for Georgia clash

Published 07/09/2015 | 18:40

Seamus Coleman
Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman has been restored to the Ireland team for tonight's crucial Group D qualifier with Georgia at the Aviva Stadium.

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Despite scoring the opening goal in Ireland's 4-0 win against Gibraltar on Friday night and impressing, Cyrus Christie is dropped from the starting XI for the Everton star.

Robbie Keane will be given another opportunity to equal Gerd Muller's international scoring record up front.

Georgia coach Kakhaber Tskhadadze, celebrating his 47th birthday, made just one enforced change to the side which beat Scotland 1-0 in Tbilisi with defender Zurab Khizanishvili replacing injured midfielder Jano Ananidze.

Follow all the action tonight here: Live blog: Republic of Ireland v Georgia

Ireland team: Given, Coleman, O'Shea, Clark, Brady, McCarthy, Whelan, Hoolahan, Hendrick, Walters, Keane

 

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