Roy Keane has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier at home to France in Dublin on 7 September. Manchester United FC captain Keane missed the 2-1 friendly defeat by Italy two weeks ago as coach Brian Kerr wanted to rest the 34-year-old, but he will return for Ireland's first competitive home game against the French since 1981.
Republic of Ireland squad
Shay Given (Newcastle United FC), Paddy Kenny (Sheffield United FC), Nick Colgan (Barnsley FC).
Stephen Carr (Newcastle United FC), Steve Finnan (Liverpool FC), John O'Shea (Manchester United FC), Ian Harte (Levante UD), Gary Breen (Sunderland AFC), Richard Dunne (Manchester City FC), Andy O'Brien (Portsmouth FC), Kenny Cunningham (Birmingham City FC).
Roy Keane (Manchester United FC), Liam Miller (Manchester United FC), Damien Duff (Chelsea FC), Matt Holland (Charlton Athletic FC), Kevin Kilbane (Everton FC), Graham Kavanagh (Wigan Athletic FC), Andy Reid (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Steven Reid (Blackburn Rovers FC).
Robbie Keane (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Clinton Morrison (Crystal Palace FC), Stephen Elliott (Sunderland AFC), Gary Doherty (Norwich City FC).
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