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Given considers Republic of Ireland return

January 7, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Aston Villa keeper Shay Given is considering coming out of international retirement for Republic of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria in March.

Given, 36, called time on an international career that saw him collect a record 125 caps for his country after Ireland's disappointing performances in Euro 2012 - but it now appears he may not be ready to bow out on such a low note.

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni is short of proven keepers and has turned ...

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