Finnan out of Ireland qualifier with Czechs

September 10, 2007
Republic of Ireland boss Steve Staunton has confirmed defender Steve Finnan will miss Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier against the Czech Republic through injury. The Liverpool defender's absence means Stephen Kelly is set to continue in the left-back position in which he put up a creditable performance in Prague. And the 24-year-old is relishing the opportunity to start such a high-profile game. Kelly said: 'I think I performed well enough to keep my place and we'll have to see what the manager's ...

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