The preliminary squad of the Irish national football team for the World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan's national football team has been unveiled, Vesti.kz reports.
The interim chief coach Noel King included midfielder of Moscow FC Spartak Aiden McGeady and forward and captain of Los Angeles Galaxy Robbie Keane into the preliminary list of footballers who would be playing in the World Cup qualifying match.
The preliminary squad of the Irish national team:
- goalkeepers David Forde (England Millwall), Darren Randolph (England Birmingham City), Keiren Westwood (England Sunderland);
- defenders Joey O'Brien (England West Ham United), Sean St Ledger (England Leicester City), Marc Wilson, Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan (England Stoke City), James McCarthy, Séamus Coleman, Darron Gibson (England Everton), Stephen Kelly (England Reading);
- midfeilders Ciaran Clark (England Aston Villa), Paul Gree (England Leeds United), Aiden McGeady (Moscow Spartak), Anthony Pilkington, Wes Hoolahan (England Norwich City), James McClean (England Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady, Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn (England Hull City),
- forwards Shane Long (England West Bromwich Albion), Robbie Keane (United States Los Angeles Galaxy), Kevin Doyle (England Wolverhampton Wanderers), Anthony Stokes (Scotland Celtic).
The match between the national teams of Kazakhstan and Ireland will take place on October 15 in Dublin, Ireland.
Kazakhstan is in the 5th place in the Group C with 4 points in the World Cup qualifying round. Ireland is one line ahead of Kazakhstan and has 11 points. Germany is the leader of the group with 22 points.
1. Germany - 22
2. Sweden - 17
3. Austria - 14
4. Republic of Ireland - 11
5. Kazakhstan - 4
6. Faroe Islands - 0