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Thursday 17 April 2014

Westwood a late withdrawal from Ireland team due to injury

12 October 2012; Keiren Westwood, Republic of Ireland, after conceeding the sixth goal. 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Group C, Republic of Ireland v Germany, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

GOALKEEPER Keiren Westwood has been ruled out of Ireland's friendly against Greece through injury.





The 28-year-old was named by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in his starting line-up on Tuesday, but has been withdrawn after undergoing a scan on his groin.



Westwood's place will be taken by 33-year-old Millwall keeper David Forde, who will win just his fourth senior cap.



A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that Keiren Westwood has been ruled out of tonight's game against Greece in Aviva Stadium with a groin injury. Keiren underwent a scan this morning, and will return to his club later this evening for treatment. David Forde will replace him for tonight's game."



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