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Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland: Euro 2016 qualifier preview

From Damian Spellman in Faro

Skipper Robbie Keane returned to the Republic of Ireland starting line-up as manager Martin O'Neill went in search of goals against Euro 2016 minnows Gibraltar.

The 35-year-old, who was used only as a substitute in the last qualifier against Scotland following a troublesome groin injury, was handed a 141st international cap and a chance to add to his 65 goals for his country in Faro in a team which also included Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark, Derby counterpart Cyrus Christie and the full-back's club-mate Jeff Hendrick .

Gibraltar boss Jeff Wood, taking charge of his first game, included Lee Casciaro, the scorer of his team's only competitive goal to date, in his side.

 Gibraltar: Perez, Garcia, Barnett, Roy Chipolina,

Joseph Chipolina, Sergeant, Walker, Bardon, Kyle Casciaro,

Lee Casciaro, Duarte. Subs: Robba, Bosio, Ryan Casciaro,

Olivero, Gosling, Lopez, Victory, Rovegno, Coombes, Gulling,

Yome, Neale.

 Rep of Ireland: Given, Christie, O'Shea, Clark, Hendrick,

Hoolahan, McCarthy, Whelan, Brady, Keane, Walters. Subs: Forde,

Coleman, Wilson, McGeady, Long, McClean, Meyler, Doyle, Ward,

Quinn, Keogh, Randolph.

Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia)

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