Keane to start for Ireland in World Cup Qualifier against The Faroe Islands

Any worries over Robbie Keane's Achilles have been eased as the Irish forward has been placed in the starting XI for Ireland's World Cup Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, the Irish federation announced on Monday. 

An Achilles injury prevented Keane playing in Ireland's 6-0 defeat to Germany last Friday, but Irish boss Giovanni Trapattoni has deemed the Ireland captain fit to participate. 

The Ireland lineup for the Faroe Islands is below...

Kieren Westwood; Seamus Coleman, John O'Shea, Darren O'Dea, Marc Wilson; Robbie Brady, Keith Andrews, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady; Robbie Keane, Jonathan Walters.