Wigan teenager James McCarthy has been called up by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni for next week's friendly against Brazil.
Midfielder McCarthy, 19, received his first call after a series of promising performances for the Latics, who he joined from Hamilton last summer.
Trapattoni also selected 19-year-old Manchester City defender Greg Cunningham and 22-year-old Portsmouth centre-back Marc Wilson for the first time, as the Republic prepare for their first match since controversially losing out to France in their World Cup play-off.
Trapattoni's side will take on Brazil at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Tuesday March 2, with the South Americans expected to bring a strong squad to London.
As well as the new faces in the squad, the Republic have also included their senior men, including record scorer Robbie Keane, currently enjoying a decent run of form during his loan spell at Celtic.
John O'Shea misses out due to the leg injury he sustained against France. A blood clot formed, which has kept him sidelined since, and the Manchester United defender may not play again this season.
Celtic defender Darren O'Dea is left out, as are Hibernian's Liam Miller and Anthony Stokes.
Republic of Ireland squad for friendly match against Brazil on March 2: Shay Given (Manchester City), Keiren Westwood (Coventry), Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe); Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Kevin Kilbane (Hull), Kevin Foley (Wolves), Sean St Ledger (Preston), Paul McShane (Hull), Marc Wilson (Portsmouth), Greg Cunningham (Manchester City); Aiden McGeady (Celtic), Damien Duff (Fulham), Darron Gibson (Manchester United), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Keith Andrews (Blackburn), Stephen Hunt (Hull), Liam Lawrence (Stoke), James McCarthy (Wigan); Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Robbie Keane (Tottenham), Shane Long (Reading), Leon Best (Newcastle).
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