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Keane boost for Ireland

Created on 15 Oct., 2012 8:43 PM GMT

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has overcome an Achilles injury and will start in his side's World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

Ireland were well-beaten by Germany in last week's Group C qualifier, which Keane missed through injury.

But the LA Galaxy striker has tipped his side to bounce back from the 6-1 mauling.

"We have to stick together, it's a simple as that. We need a massive reaction," Keane told reporters.

"We let ourselves down and we let the country down. It wasn't good enough on Friday."

Ireland manager Giovani Trapattoni, who came in for heavy criticism following the Germany rout, has rung the changes for the clash against the Faroes.

Alongside Keane, Marc Wilson and 20-year-old Manchester United prospect Robbie Brady have been catapulted into the starting line-up for Tuesday's clash.

Ireland sit in third place in Group C behind Germany and Sweden, having claimed three points from their opening two games.

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