Duff misses Armenia game

The 31-year-old Fulham winger has withdrawn because of a calf

problem picked up during Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at

Fulham. Duff, who has 84 senior international caps, will be

assessed by his club and could yet join up with the squad for the

home clash with Andorra next Tuesday evening. He joins Blackburn

midfielder Keith Andrews, who has a groin injury, on the sidelines

for the start of the Republic’s qualifying campaign.