Ireland v Ukraine: Team news for the Uefa Nations League match
Ireland's starting XI has been announced.
Stephen Kenny has named his Republic of Ireland starting XI for the team's Nations League game against Ukraine at the Aviva Stadium.
The Boys in Green are still in search of their first win in the Nations League, on the 12th attempt, having drawn five and lost six since the competition began in 2018.
Ireland lost to Armenia on Saturday, falling 1-0 to the team ranked 92nd in the world.
Ireland's team news.
Kenny has made two changes from the side that lost 1-0 against Armenia at the National Stadium in Yerevan on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman misses out due to a groin injury and Shane Duffy captains the Boys in Green in his absence.
Cyrus Christie replaces Coleman in the team, while Jason Knight comes in for Troy Parrott.
Here is the full Ireland team to face Ukraine, lining out in a 3-4-3 formation.
Caoimhin Kelleher; Nathan Collins, Shane Duffy, John Egan; Cyrus Christie, Enda Stevens, Josh Cullen, Jeff Hendrick; Jason Knight, Chiedozie Ogbene, Callum Robinson.
Starting XI | Republic of Ireland v Ukraine
Cyrus Christie & Jason Knight come into the side in the only changes from the Armenia defeat
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Who are Ireland playing against?
Kenny's team host Ukraine in their first home game of the 2022 Uefa Nations League campaign.
Oleksandr Petrakov's side are ranked 25th in the FIFA world rankings and come into the match after Sunday's 1-0 World Cup Playoff final defeat to Wales.
Ukraine made 10 changes to their team for the trip to Ireland.
Andriy Lunin; Denys Popov, Valeriy Bondar, Oleksandr Syrota, Serhiy Sydorchuk (c), Mykola Shaparenko, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Taras Kacharaba; Oleksandr Zubkov, Mykhailo Mudryk, Artem Dovbyk.
The second match of Ireland's Nations League campaign takes place at Lansdowne Road, with kick-off at 7:45 pm.
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