Tuesday 12 December 2017

Trap has a ball on his birthday as players help him celebrate

Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni was presented with a giant birthday cake from sponsors Three
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni was presented with a giant birthday cake from sponsors Three

FOOTBALL boss Giovanni Trapattoni marked St Patrick's Day in style as he celebrated with his players and tucked into a festive birthday cake.

The Republic of Ireland manager took a brief break from preparations for Friday's crucial World Cup qualifying match against Sweden – smiling broadly yesterday as he marked his 74th birthday.

Yet after blowing out the candles, it was swiftly back to business. He headed for the Malahide training ground to work on tactics ahead of the ties in Stockholm and against Austria in Dublin the following Tuesday.

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