Given fancied to return for Trap's Ireland

SHAY GIVEN is considering coming out of international retirement and Paddy Power believe the goalkeeper will return for Ireland’s next World Cup qualifier.

The Irish take on Sweden on March 21 and Given is 8-15 to be named in Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad and 11-8 to miss out with the Aston Villa stopper seemingly open to a recall.

"It is something I am looking at at the minute to be honest” Given, who has won 125 caps, told the Irish Examiner.

Match in Focus

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Getafe v Villarreal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Villarreal have failed to score in their last three La Liga away games
Expert verdict
Villarreal are the lowest scorers among the teams who started the weekend in the top nine of La Liga and a lack of firepower could mean they settle for a draw at lowly Getafe. Ten of Getafe’s 11 points have been secured at home and they can hold their own against the Yellow Submarines, who have notched just five goals on their league travels.


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