Given out of international retirement for Ireland

The 38-year-old goalkeeper stepped aside after Euro 2012, but has been persuaded back into the national set-up by manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane, with whom Given works at Aston Villa.

The veteran has struggled for first-team football at Villa Park since being ousted by American Brad Guzan, but could make his Irish comeback in the friendly against Oman on September 3.

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