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Given out to end Irish pain

November 8, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given thinks that his side have 'real belief' that they can put the pain of history behind them and qualify for Euro 2012 in their play-off against Estonia.

Given, 35, is the most capped player in his country's history but Ireland have failed to reach the European Championship finals since 1988 and, after the injustice of Thierry Henry's handball that sent France through to the World Cup at Ireland's expense two years ago, he is keen to put the country's ...

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