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The pair have been confirmed as the new management team

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Fifa announce decision to seed European play-off matches for the World Cup

England could find themselves forced into a two-legged tie if results over the next seven days do not go as planned

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Lambert has signed the 20-year-old from former club Norwich, with the England Under-19 international set to join on July 1

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Robbie Keane admitted the achievement of becoming the Republic of Ireland's most capped player on Friday played second fiddle in his mind to getting a three-point haul against the Faroe Islands.

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Millwall humiliation caps Lambert's nightmare week

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Jack Pitt-Brooke: Ragtag Aston Villa ponder where it all went wrong against Bradford

Premier League side beaten by fourth-tier opposition in the Capital One Cup

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Capital One Cup success could turn season says Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Premier League side trail Bradford 3-1 after the first leg

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Paul Lambert regrets the manner of his exit from Norwich: ‘It should never have been the way it is,’ he says

Aston Villa to back Paul Lambert in the January transfer window

£23m was spent in the summer to rebuild squad

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Paul Lambert wants to give Aston Villa fans reasons to cheer

Villa reach semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with victory over Norwich

Joe Hart was blamed for United's third goal

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Manager's derby criticism riles goalkeeper and further aggravates his relationship with senior players

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Paul Lambert hails 'special' Christian Benteke as Darren Bent continues to be sidelined

Belgian scores winner against Reading as record signing fails to even make the bench

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Christian Benteke to the Aston Villa rescue after Swindon cause a scare

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Trapattoni insisted he would not walk away from the Republic of Ireland job

Stephen Kelly rumours increase pressure on Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni, the Republic of Ireland manager, will turn to youth and experience tonight as he attempts to recover from the heavy defeat to Germany in Dublin on Friday evening. Robbie Keane, the all-time record Irish goalscorer, will return up front. Robbie Brady, the 20-year-old midfielder from Manchester United, will make his first competitive start. Marc Wilson will come in at left-back.

<b>Robbie Keane: </b> In what was probably his last major tournament appearance, Ireland’s record goal scorer struggled to make an impact and was replaced shortly before the end. 5

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane to miss World Cup qualifier against Germany

Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane is out of tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier against Germany after succumbing to an Achilles injury.

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