Ireland name squad for France face-off

DUBLIN - Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid, Portsmouth defender Steve Finnan, Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Stephen Reid were all left of the Republic of Ireland's squad for their 2010 World Cup play-off against France next month.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni named the following 25-man squad for the first leg on November 14 and second four days later.

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Manchester City), Keiren Westwood (Coventry City), Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe United)

Defenders: John O'Shea (Manchester United), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Kevin Kilbane (Hull City), Eddie Nolan (Preston North End), Sean St. Ledger (Middlesbrough), Paul McShane (Hull City), Darren O'Dea (Reading)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Celtic), Damien Duff (Fulham), Darron Gibson (Manchester United), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Keith Andrews (Blackburn Rovers), Liam Miller (Hibernian), Stephen Hunt (Hull City), Andy Keogh (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Liam Lawrence (Stoke City)

Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Robbie Keane (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Long (Reading), Leon Best (Coventry City), Anthony Stokes (Hibernian)