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Dunne left out of Ireland squad

Created on 26 Sept., 2012 8:03 PM GMT

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has announced his squad for his team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne has not been named in the squad to face Germany and the Faroe Islands, and is instead placed on standby, as the 33-year-old struggles to overcome an injury complaint.

Keith Andrews returns to the squad following suspension, while Birmingham midfielder Keith Fahey has also been included after recovering from injury.

Stoke City player Marc Wilson is included in the 23-man squad.

Manchester United winger Robbie Brady has been placed on standby for the game after making his debut against Oman, while Sunderland's James McClean has made the squad following his Twitter controversy.

Ireland will face Germany in Dublin on October 12 before travelling to Torshavn to take on Faroe Islands on October 16.

Republic of Ireland: Keiren Westwood, David Forde, Darren Randolph, Kelvin Wilson, John O'Shea, Sean St Ledger, Darren O'Dea, Stephen Ward, Kelly, Paul McShane, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Keith Andrews, Keith Fahey, Seamus Coleman, Aiden McGeady, Andy Keogh, James McClean, Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle, Shane Long, Simon Cox, Jonathan Walters. Standby: Richard Dunne, Robbie Brady

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