EURO 2016: COLEMAN AND GIVEN SET TO START IN CRUNCH CLASH WITH GEORGIA

first_imgShay GivenDonegal’s Shay Given and Seamus Coleman are expected to take their place in Ireland’s XI for the crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Georgia.Georgia stunned Scotland on Friday night when a first-half goal from Valeri Kazaishvili gave the hosts a shock win.It was a huge boost for Martin O’Neill’s Irish side who desperately needed Scotland to drop points. The pendulum has now swung firmly back in Ireland’s quest for qualification and a win tonight is a must.If Ireland win and Scotland fail to defeat World champions Germany at Hampden Park this evening – then O’Neill’s side will be four points ahead of Gordon Strachan’s side with just TWO games remaining.Ireland have to face Poland away before completing their campaign at home to Germany in October.Seamus Coleman sat out Ireland’s comfortable 4-0 win over Gibraltar due to a hamstring strain and his stand-in Cyrus Christie scored a fine goal. However, Coleman is expected to regain his place for tonight’s crunch clash at the Aviva.Shay Given delivered an assured display in Faro on Friday night and kept another clean sheet.He’ll be between the sticks again tonight and his experience will be vital against a side who gave Ireland plenty of problems in their first clash in Tbilisi last September.COYBIGEURO 2016: COLEMAN AND GIVEN SET TO START IN CRUNCH CLASH WITH GEORGIA was last modified: September 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more