Trap lends voice to Madeleine appeal

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has added his weight to appeals for information in the hunt for Madeleine McCann.

The Italian and his squad are currently on a six-day training camp in Portugal and are based at Estrela da Luz, just minutes away from the Praia da Luz resort from which the four-year-old disappeared a little more than a year ago.

Trapattoni said: "Our hearts go out to the McCann family and if anybody has any information or anything like that that could be helpful, they should contact the police."

The Republic squad arrived in the Algarve on Friday evening and trained at the Estadio Municipal in Lagos yesterday morning.

They will play local sides Portimonese and Lagos in the next 48 hours, and will return to Dublin on Thursday ahead of friendlies against Serbia and Colombia.

Striker Kevin Doyle joined his manager in hoping their visit could help to focus attention on Madeleine's disappearance.

He said: "I only realised last night that we were staying in the same resort.

"I don't know what we can do, but if us being here focuses a bit of media attention again..."

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