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Sunday 19 November 2017

Trapattoni makes three changes for Faroes game, and vows to fight on.

Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni has insisted he will not resign despite the 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany. .

Speaking after announcing three changes to the team that will play the Faroe Islands on Tuesday, the Italian also denied reports that Stephen Kelly was involved in a row with his assistant manager Marco Tardelli.

The right back was said to have been upset after he was left out of the side for last Friday's defeat to Germany, but Trapattoni said it is "not true" that the defender had initially refused to get on the plane with the rest of the squad.

Trap has also said that he does not believe that the game against the Faroe’s will be his last game in charge of the Ireland team and insisted that he intends to remain in the job.

Robbie Keane will be back to start for Ireland in the World Cup 2014 qualification match.

Keane will again captain Ireland after he recovered from the Achiles injury that kept him out of the Germany game. .

Trapittoni has made two other changes with Manchester United youth player Robbie Brady starting along with Stoke’s Marc Wilson.

Keith Fahey and Stephen Ward are the two to miss out to Brady and Wilson, while Simon Cox makes way for the returning Keane.

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