Dunne and Reid to start for Republic

Brian Kerr has chosen Richard Dunne ahead of Andy O'Brien and Andy Reid instead of Steve Finnan in his team to face France in their Group 4 World Cup Qualifier tonight at Lansdowne Road.

Brian Kerr has chosen Richard Dunne ahead of Andy O'Brien and Andy Reid instead of Steve Finnan in his team to face France in their Group 4 World Cup Qualifier tonight at Lansdowne Road.

Clinton Morrison will partner Robbie Keane up front for Ireland, while Roy Keane will play in the centre for what could be his most important game for the Republic.

Rep of Ireland: Given, Carr, Cunningham, Dunne, O’Shea, Andy Reid, Roy Keane, Kilbane, Duff, Robbie Keane, Morrison.

Subs: Kenny, O’Brien, Finnan, Harte, Doherty, Steven Reid, Elliott.

France: Coupet, Sagnol, Thuram, Boumsong, Gallas, Makelele, Wiltord, Vieira, Dhorasoo, Zidane, Henry.

Subs: Landreau, Reveillere, Malouda, Cisse, Squillaci, Diarra, Givet.

Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

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