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As you were! O'Neill makes no changes to starting XI to face France
The Boys in Green face France in a vital Euro 2016 playoff match today.

Paul Fennessy reports from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais

MARTIN O’NEILL HAS made no changes to the side that beat Italy for Ireland’s vital last-16 match with France today.

There had been doubts about the fitness of left-back Stephen Ward, but the Dubliner has been deemed fit to play for this afternoon’s game after training yesterday.

The match kicks off at 2pm Irish time in Lyon today.

Ireland team to face France: Randolph; Coleman, Keogh, Duffy, Ward; McCarthy, Hendrick, Brady; Long, McClean; Murphy.

Meanwhile, France have also named their team for today’s game.

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France starting XI: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Rami, Evra, Kante, Griezmann, Payet, Matuidi, Pogba, Giroud.

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