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.

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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