Up to four former players of CCFC may appear tonight (Thursday 8th October) in the Republic of Ireland team to face Germany in the European Championship qualifying Group D match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (k.o.19.45).
Former Sky Blues strikers Robbie Keane and David McGoldrick are certainly in the squad. Now with L.A.Galaxy, Robbie has flown into Dublin from the USA days after the birth of his second son, and namesake Assistant manager, Roy Keane confirms this should be no bar to Robbie trying to extend his unparalleled goalscoring record for his country tonight.
Current Derby County defensive duo, Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie both signed from the Sky Blues (and both CCFPA members), are almost certain to start and Cyrus will be hoping for a repeat of his first international goal scored in the 4-0 qualifier win over Gibraltar last month.
They will all also hope to feature in the Irish team’s next Group D fixture against Poland on Sunday. Good luck to the former Sky Blue quartet in their international endeavours should they play!
Also best wishes to three other former Sky Blues who are managing their home country teams in the qualifiers this week. Tonight, Sky Blue former player and gaffer Gordon Strachan‘s Scotland are taking on Poland and former CCFC midfielder Michael O’Neill will be hoping his Northern Irish side will make progress at the expense of Greece (both home countries are at home). On Saturday former CCFC gaffer Chris Coleman is expecting ‘one final push’ from his Wales team to gain qualification from their away match in Bosnia.