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Seamus Coleman missed Republic of Ireland's games against Gibraltar and Germany

Seamus Coleman missed Republic of Ireland's games against Gibraltar and Germany

Seamus Coleman missed Republic of Ireland's games against Gibraltar and Germany

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

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.

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

 

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