Ireland's chances of finishing in a playoff position for Brazil 2014 are all-but mathematically over ahead of their qualifying double bill, for which King named his squad on Monday.
Republic of Ireland boss 'to be appointed by Christmas'
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The FAI hope to appoint a successor to Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager before Christmas, according to chief executive John Delaney.
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