Soccer-Injured Irish trio out of World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

Aug 30 (Reuters) – Ireland’s Aiden McGeady, Sean St Ledger and Joey O’Brien have withdrawn from the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers because of knee injuries, the country’s football association (FAI) said on Friday. Giovanni Trapattoni’s side host Sweden on Sept. 6 before travelling to Vienna to take on Austria four days later in Group C. Ireland are fourth in the group but level on 11 points with third-placed Sweden and second-placed Austria. Germany top the standings with 16 points from six matches. …

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