Shay Will Play In Irish Opener
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Friday, 8th June 2012
Marco Tardelli has insisted goalkeeper Shay Given will be fit for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 opener against Croatia on Sunday.
Marco Tardelli: "Shay rested because he knows his body. I think he is ready to play.
"Everything is good.
"He decides to work sometimes yes and sometimes no because he knows."
Given, Ireland's most-capped player, is a key member of Trapattoni's first-choice back five and the Italian would certainly want to be able to include his name as the first on his teamsheet for the clash with the Croatians in Poznan.