Friendly, Monday, Budapest, 7.30pm
GARY CAHILL'S shock injury against Belgium showed how friendly matches can turn nasty for players in the run-up to a major tournament.
Cahill's Euro 2012 hopes ended when he broke his jaw at Wembley on Saturday after being pushed into keeper Joe Hart by Dries Mertens.
Republic of Ireland stars will be hoping none of them suffer the same fate when they play their final warm-up game in Hungary on Monday night.
Boss Giovanni Trapattoni insists he'll play as strong a side as possible as he prepares for the finals opener against Croatia but you have to imagine his men won't bust a gut to get a result.
QPR midfielder Ajos Buzsaky is out for Hungary with an injured knee, and will be replaced by Tamas Koltai. Defender Zoltan Liptak is also out and coach coach Sandor Egervari is likely to field a number of younger players.
Trapattoni has replaced injured Kevin Foley with Hull defender Paul McShane and fellow backs Darren O’Dea and John O’Shea remain doubts.
Keeper Shay Given should return in place of Ashley Westwood who kept a clean sheet against Bosnia last week.
Like England under Roy Hodgson the Irish look difficult to beat and like the English maybe they'll notch a second 1-0 friendly win.
Keane to score