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O'Dowda called up to Republic of Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Stephen Kenny calls up Callum O'Dowda to his Republic of Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

O'Dowda called up to Republic...

O'Dowda called up to Republic of Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Bristol City midfielder Callum O'Dowda has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg.

O'Dowda receives his first call-up since March and he comes into the squad in place of Cardiff City striker James Collins who has been ruled out through injury.

The 26-year-old played for Bristol City over the weekend in the club's 3-2 defeat away to Coventry in the Championship.

All other players have reported for duty ahead of the first training session of the week on Monday afternoon at the FAI National Training Centre.

Jamie McGrath has recovered from a hip problem and played the full 90 minutes for St Mirren on Saturday

Stephen Kenny's side play Portugal at a sold-out Aviva Stadium on Thursday before a trip to Luxembourg on Sunday for the final qualifier of the campaign.

The Boys in Green are currently fourth in Group A with just one win from six games.

Republic of Ireland Squad:

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

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

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United, on loan from Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren).

Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Fixtures - FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying

Republic of Ireland v Portugal, November 11th - Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm
Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland, November 14th - Stade de Luxembourg, 7.45pm

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