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Football: Shane shame; EURO 2008 Austria-Switzerland.



SHANE Long Shane Patrick Long (born 22 January 1987) is a professional footballer with Reading. Before concentrating on football, Long was an Under-18 hurler with Tipperary. Club career
Long was born in Gortnahoe, County Tipperary, Ireland.
 had hoped to have done enough against Germany to play a more prominent role against Cyprus on Wednesday but injury has put paid to that.

Long was forced to pull out of the squad for the midweek qualifier yesterday.

"It's a big game on Wednesday and three points against Cyprus would make the table look a bit better - but we want a bit of revenge there and I think we owe it to ourselves," said the Tipperary man.

"It will definitely be a hard game. They have held Germany to a point as well but we have to come out of this qualifying tournament with our heads held high."

Long made a big impact when he replaced Kevin Doyle For other persons named Kevin Doyle, see Kevin Doyle (disambiguation).
Kevin Edward Doyle (born 18 September 1983 in Adamstown, County Wexford, Ireland) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Reading in the English Premier League.
 and almost provided the breakthrough with a low shot that Jens Lehmann For other persons named Jens Lehmann, see Jens Lehmann (disambiguation).

Jens Lehmann (IPA—German jɛns 'le:man 
 did well to hold.

He recalled: "I couldn't have hit it any better and I thought it was going to hit the back of the net.

"But it was a great save. That's the quality you're up against I suppose."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 15, 2007
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