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Republic soldier on without Given (©GettyImages)
Republic soldier on without Given (©GettyImages).

Shay Given will not add to his 125 caps after announcing his retirement from international football ahead of the Republic of Ireland's friendly with Serbia on Wednesday.

The Aston Villa keeper was already missing from the Irish squad after manager Giovanni Trapattoni opted to rest a group of senior players who were involved in Euro 2012, but Trapattoni has since seen his squad hit by withdrawals.

Stephen Ward and Keith Treacy have joined a growing casualty list ahead of the Serbia game. Wolves defender Ward and Burnley midfielder Treacy have returned to their clubs after being diagnosed with knee and groin injuries respectively, while on Sunday it was determined Wolves striker Kevin Doyle and Stoke defender Marc Wilson were not fit to link up with the squad.

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