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Newcastle player gets emergency Friday call-up for vital Euros decider

7 years ago

Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial final Euro 2016 group qualifying game against Poland in Warsaw on Sunday.

Shane Long scoring in the 70th minute to give the Irish a memorable win over Germany.

The Newcastle United goalkeeper comes in as a replacement for Shay Given, who suffered a knee injury during last night’s 1-0 victory.

Former Newcastle keeper Given was substituted in the first half and will report back to Stoke City for further assessment.

His replacement Darren Randolph put in a composed performance and looks sure to keep his place on Sunday, barring further injury…

Poland’s last gasp 2-2 draw in Scotland, means that the Germans, Poles and Irish will all head into Sunday evening’s final group games knowing any of the three could yet top Group D.

The top two automatically qualify and the third will face the play-offs.

There are no other injury concerns for manager Martin O’Neill, both Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson being declared available for selection.


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