Trapattoni names his team to face Austria 8 years ago

Trapattoni names his team to face Austria

Giovanni Trapattoni has named a side with few changes to face Austria in Vienna this Tuesday

After a disappointing result on Friday night, the Ireland squad will travel away in a crucial game where victory is the only outcome that will see us retain any slim hope of heading to Brazil in 2014.


Despite being shorn of creativity and looking clueless in possession, Trap has decided to stick with what he knows and has gone with a 4-4-2.

There are two noticeable changes in that Whelan is out through injury, so is replaced by Paul Green, and despite putting in a fantastic shift and looking very encouraging on Friday, James McClean makes way for new boy Anthony 'The Beard' Pilkington.

The team in full is: Forde, Coleman, O'Shea, Dunne, Wilson, Walters, Green, McCarthy, Pilkington, Keane, Long