Stephen Kenny names Republic of Ireland squad to play Portugal and Luxembourg 7 months ago

Stephen Kenny names Republic of Ireland squad to play Portugal and Luxembourg

Ireland have named a 26-man squad.

Stephen Kenny has named his Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

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The Boys in Green are out of contention to qualify for next year's tournament in Qatar, but they can still finish the campaign on a high.

Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

Ireland will take on Portugal at a sold-out Aviva Stadium next Thursday (November 11), the first time they have played in front of a capacity crowd in Dublin since November 2019.

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Kenny's side then travel to Luxembourg to finish their qualification campaign on Sunday, November 14.

After winning both of their games in October in convincing fashion - a 3-0 victory over Azerbaijan and a 4-0 win against Qatar - Ireland will be hoping to record two positive results this month.

Portugal narrowly beat them in September, thanks to two very late Cristiano Ronaldo goals. While Luxembourg recorded a 1-0 victory over Ireland back in March at the Aviva Stadium.

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Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

For the matches this month, captain Seamus Coleman returns to the squad following an injury. While Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne are both back in the selection.

You can see the full Ireland squad below.

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley). Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United, on loan from Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren).Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Idah (Norwich City), James Collins (Cardiff City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

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