Stephen Kenny Names 24-Man Ireland Squad for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Against Portugal and Luxembourg

Stephen Kenny has recalled Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne for Republic of Ireland’s final qualifiers for 2022 FIFA World Cup against Portugal and Luxembourg. 

Molumby and Browne return in midfield after being dropped from October’s squad selection as Harry Arter is snubbed, with Kenny keen to end the campaign on a high despite failing to secure qualification.

Fulham’s Cyrus Christie has been dropped in defence as Seamus Coleman returns after recovering from a hamstring injury, which forced the fullback to miss last’s month matches against Azerbaijan and Qatar.

Up front, Brighton’s Aaron Connolly misses out with a heel injury despite potentially being fit to participate in the Seagulls’ clash against Newcastle on Saturday 6 November.

Ireland will host Portugal on Thursday 11 November in Dublin before concluding their miserable World Cup Qualifying campaign away to Luxembourg on Sunday 14 November, with both matches kicking off at 7:45pm UK Time.

Here is Stephen Kenny’s 24-man squad to face Portugal and Luxembourg in full.

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth – on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

Defence: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley)

Midfield: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jamie McGrath (St Mirren)

Forward: Callum Robinson (West Brom), James Collins (Cardiff City), Adam Idah (Norwich), Troy Parrott (Ipswich Town), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic).

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