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Trapattoni gives nod to Lawrence

14 Nov 2009 19:30:40

Trapattoni gives nod to Lawrence

Liam Lawrence will start for the Republic of Ireland in Saturday's World Cup play-off first leg against France at Croke Park.Republic manager Giovanni Trapattoni has preferred the Stoke midfielder to Celtic's Aiden McGeady. Trapattoni named 10 of his team on Friday but waited to make a decision on whether to select Lawrence or McGeady. Jeremy Toulalan is ruled out for France because of injury and Alou Diarra was drafted into the visitors' midfield. As expected, Raymond Domenech opted for A.... read more


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