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20 March 2009 @ 06:43 pm
tragedy strikes. again.  
Finns was called up by Giovanni Trapattoni for Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Italy, but unfortunately he won't be able to play because he still hasn't overcome the damn hamstring injury he sustained on his debut in La Liga. *sigh* Why do such things have to happen? I'm so sorry for him.

Here's a related article:

Finnan to miss World Cup qualifiers



Steve Finnan has been forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Italy.

The Espanyol defender's career has been disrupted by injury since he left Liverpool for the Spanish league in August. A thigh injury ruled him out of last month's qualifier win over Georgia. Having recovered from that problem, and assuring the manager of his fitness, Trapattoni named the 32-year-old in his 26-man squad earlier this week. However, Finnan since suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury that has already forced him to miss three weeks of action back in September when he first sustained it on his La Liga debut.

Trappattoni must now choose whether to stick with Stephen Kelly at right back for the qualifying games or bring back Paul McShane, who also missed the Georgia match through injury. Finnan’s withdrawal leaves Trapattoni with 25 players to choose from as he prepares to finalise his panel of 23 for tomorrow week’s Bulgaria game.

Ireland will then travel to Bari to take on group favourites Italy on 1 April.

(Sources: [1], [2], [3])
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alessaalejaboo on March 20th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
i think it's safe to say he really hates he'd been transfered from Liverpool
like: 'i can't say i don't want to play for you (La Liga), but this hamstring.."
The Bavarian Skipper: steve finnantxorakeriak on March 21st, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
*snicker* Yeah, that sounds about right! We should have kept him!