Ireland arrive at the tournament with two international centurions in captain Robbie Keane and keeper Shay Given and winger Damien Duff on 96 caps. John O’Shea (75 caps) and Richard Dunne (73 caps) will also add gravitas to the Irish side.
The Boys In Green were just a Hand of Frog away from qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and virtually the same squad has bounced back to qualify this summer.
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