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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the crucial fixture have been disrupted by the news that a hamstring problem will sideline midfielder Whelan, who has withdrawn from the squad.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 27 May

Thursday 26 May

23:44
23:02
22:43
22:27
21:22
21:11
20:59
20:54
20:48
19:40
19:35
19:35
19:28
19:11
18:51
17:26
17:09
16:57
16:51
16:43
15:33
14:56
14:28
14:27
13:41
13:19
12:10
11:48
10:51
10:38
10:25
10:08
09:45
09:35
09:08
08:53
08:11
06:17
05:55
04:24
04:24
04:00
03:30
03:29
02:32
02:14
02:09
01:29
01:16
00:29
00:13

Wednesday 25 May

23:51
23:14
22:29
21:40
21:16
21:14
21:02
20:37
20:34
20:00
19:57
19:41
18:55
18:37
18:37
18:30
18:07
17:06
16:53
16:30
16:24
16:23
15:58
15:50
15:09
14:54
14:42
14:34
14:29
14:01
13:44
13:27
13:17
12:54
12:33
11:46
11:03
11:02
10:58
10:37
10:00
09:27
08:57
08:32
08:30
05:24
05:20
04:43
04:40
03:51
03:50
03:22
01:34
01:32
00:56
00:18
00:15

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