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Ireland team to face Moldova announced

Martin O'Neill
Martin O'Neill

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has named his starting eleven to face Moldova.

As expected, Glenn Whelan comes in for the suspended Jeff Hendrick.

O'Neill has opted to give Wes Hoolahan a chance from the start and he comes in for the injured Robbie Brady.

Ireland were given a huge boost ahead of kick-off with the news that group rivals Wales dropped two points in a 1-1 draw at home to Georgia.

Ireland team to face Moldova:

Randolph

Coleman, Clark, Duffy, Ward

Whelan, McCarthy, Hoolahan, McClean, Walters

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