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Thursday 16 August 2018

Dunne fears yellow peril could spell end of his campaign

IRELAND hero Richard Dunne fears that he will be forced to miss the last two games in the Euro 2012 qualifiers due to suspension.

IRELAND hero Richard Dunne fears that he will be forced to miss the last two games in the Euro 2012 qualifiers due to suspension.

Dunne picked up a booking in last night’s draw with Russia and, on top of the yellow card he picked up in against Slovakia last week, that means he’s automatically suspended for the next game away to Andorra next month.

But because Dunne also picked up two yellows earlier in the campaign, causing him to miss June’s win away to Macedonia through suspension, he could now get extra punishment of a two-game ban, which would force him to sit out the vital game at home to a resurgent Armenia on the last day of the campaign.

“I think I’m out for the next two because I’ve had four yellow cards in the group now, I’m not 100pc sure but I think that might be the case,” he said.

“It was stupid last night, the referee said he knows I got the ball but he had |to book me because it was a rough tackle.

“I think he wanted to book me in the first half anyway, he was just waiting.”

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