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Duff out of Armenia game

Damien Duff has been ruled out of Ireland's European Championship qualifier in Armenia on Friday through injury.

The 31-year-old Fulham winger has withdrawn because of a calf problem picked up during Saturday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Fulham.

Duff, who has 84 senior international caps, will be assessed by his club and could yet join up with the squad for the home clash with Andorra next Tuesday evening.

He joins Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews, who has a groin injury, on the sidelines for the start of the Republic's qualifying campaign.

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