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Keeper in blast; football ROUND-UP.

SHAY GIVEN has once again condemned Fifa's decision to seed the World Cup play-offs after the REPUBLIC OF IRELAND were handed a daunting clash with 1998 winners France.

The Republic will play Raymond Domenech's side at Croke Park on Saturday, November 14 with the return leg in Paris the following Wednesday.

Given said: "The seeding thing is totally unfair. As one of the smaller countries, it is hard enough to qualify at the best of times."

EUROPEAN PLAY-OFF DRAW FOR WORLD CUP 2012: Nov 14: Republic Of Ireland v France, Portugal v Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece v Ukraine, Russia v Slovenia. Nov 18: France v Republic Of Ireland, Bosnia Herzegovina Ukraine v Greece, Slovenia v Russia.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 20, 2009
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