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Whelan injury blow for Ireland

7 September 2013 22:14

Glenn Whelan will miss the Republic of Ireland's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Austria on Tuesday with a hamstring injury.

Giovanni Trapattoni's plans ahead of the crucial fixture have been disrupted by the news that a hamstring problem will sideline midfielder Whelan, who has withdrawn from the squad. Hull City's Stephen Quinn has been drafted in as a replacement.

Stoke City stalwart Whelan played the full 90 minutes in Friday's 2-1 defeat against Sweden, a result that left Ireland fourth in Group C, three points adrift of second place.

Ireland head to third-place Austria searching for a win to keep their World Cup hopes alive, while they will also hope Kazakhstan can do them a favour at home against Sweden.

Whelan has won 50 caps for his country, reaching the milestone on Friday.

But the occasion was not a joyous one, as goals from Johan Elmander and Anders Svensson gave the Swedes victory in Dublin.

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Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
10 September 2013
Game week
8
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Wien)
Attendance
48500

Goals

D. Alaba 84'  
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Friday 26 August

Thursday 25 August

23:13
22:50
22:22
21:45
21:07
20:45
20:28
20:20
19:56
19:33
19:10
18:55
18:40
18:16
18:09
17:41
17:39
17:30
17:04
16:58
16:33
16:29
16:16
16:04
15:57
15:39
15:11
14:57
14:29
14:17
14:12
14:05
13:52
13:35
13:19
12:47
12:32
12:23
12:23
12:17
12:03
11:59
11:51
11:29
11:07
10:56
10:44
09:59
09:50
09:43
09:21
09:06
06:31
06:31
05:25
03:21
03:17
03:02
02:21
01:59
01:19
01:05
01:02
00:28
00:19

Wednesday 24 August

23:41
23:16
22:44
22:05
21:20
20:45
20:12
20:07
20:00
19:37
18:58
18:34
18:15
18:11
17:53
17:52
17:17
17:16
16:37
16:36
16:20
16:11
15:28
14:59
14:56
14:36
14:18
13:57
13:36
13:35
13:32
13:26
13:12
12:48
12:19
11:35
10:40
09:54
09:26
09:07
07:19
07:08
06:15
04:28
04:26
02:17
01:40
01:31
00:32
00:03
00:02

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