A match preview for the clash between Germany and the Republic of Ireland.
The Germans have been scoring for fun during the group stages of qualifying and as such are taken to bag a handful once again, when they visited Republic of Ireland they come away with a huge 6-1 victory. Now that game is replayed in Germany, a bigger result could be possible. Republic or Ireland are not a good side; their only wins coming against even poorer sides thus far, Kazakhstan and Faroe Islands.
– Skylinerob @ www.olbg.com
Where: Olympiastadion, Berlin
When: Friday October 11, 19:45
The Republic of Ireland will be given the chance to see what life beyond Giovanni Trapattoni is like as they take on a strong German side in Berlin.
The Germans have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup, whilst the Boys in Green could technically still make it, albeit only mathematically and there is not much chance of results going their way.
Germany will be without Lars and Sven Bender and Marco Reus after they were forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. Strikers Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose are both unavailable meaning Thomas Muller is expected to lead the attack.
Ireland are sweating over the fitness of captain and record goalscorer Robbie Keane after he was forced to skip training on Thursday with an ankle injury.
Defensive pair Richard Dunne and John O’Shea are both missing through suspension and Crystal Palace Damien Delaney could start.