Best called into Irish squad

The Football Association of Ireland have announced that Newcastle striker Leon Best has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the Euro 2012 qualification play-off tie against Estonia.

The striker had been omitted from the original squad, a decision that was questioned by many following his, and Newcastle’s impressive start to the season, however with Shane Long likely to miss both legs of the play off, Giovanni Trapattoni has decided to bolster his attacking options with the inclusion of Best.

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