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Republic of Ireland boss Martin ONeill is taking nothing for granted for the World Cup Qualifier double-header against Georgia and Moldova amid a deepening injury crisis. Travis Wood Jersey . Ireland launched their Group D campaign with a 2-2 draw in Serbia, but striker Daryl Murphy, whose strike secured a point in Belgrade, heads a list of players who will miss or remain doubts for Thursday nights visit of the Georgians to Dublin and the trip to Chisinau three days later. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ?£6.99. No contract. ONeill said: A reasonably decent friend of mine who knows nothing about football spoke to me a few days ago and he mentioned, If you can put six points on the board.... I nearly throttled him. Its not like that. These games are difficult for us.The level of difficulty has risen markedly in tandem with a casualty list which looks likely to rob ONeill of several players. Daryl Murphys late strike earned a point in Belgrade Newcastles Murphy is out with a calf problem while goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has a thigh injury, as has Anthony Pilkington, who is expected to miss out along with fellow midfielder Stephen Quinn (knee damage).In addition, winger Aiden McGeady is struggling with a hamstring strain and striker Kevin Doyle is nursing a sore ankle.Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has had a scan (groin) and ONeill is awaiting an assessment, but as a result of the catalogue of both confirmed and impending withdrawals, he has added 21-year-old Manchester City keeper Ian Lawlor and Aberdeen forward Adam Rooney, 28, to his squad. Extended stays ONeill and Keane sign new deals with Ireland ONeill said: It would help to have fit players. Its not great, the quick turnaround - we fly out the next day to Moldova. But you have to curse your luck and get on with it.One man who could be available after missing the game in Serbia as he underwent groin surgery is Everton midfielder James McCarthy, although the Republic boss will not take any risks, with club manager Ronald Koeman having already voiced his fears over rushing the player back.ONeill said: Hes been recovering from the operation and has done a lot of work. Hes pretty optimistic, but well see how that goes over the next two days. Highlights from Group D as Serbia faced Republic of Ireland in the European Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Rep Ireland latest Rep Ireland fixtures Rep Ireland stats Table Live on Sky Jack Morris Jersey . -- Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night. Nick Castellanos Jersey . While plenty of statistics illustrate Torontos turnaround in the second year of manager Ryan Nelsens tenure, stopping goals is not one of them.New York, NY - Alabama is the new top-ranked team in college football, according to the latest Associated Press poll, and by a very slim margin. The 11-1 Crimson Tide, already No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, surpassed undefeated Florida State in the media voting after another narrow escape by the Seminoles on Saturday. Alabama, which rallied for a 55-44 win over Auburn on Saturday in the annual Iron Bowl, received 25 first-place votes and a total of 1,426 points from a nationwide media panel. Florida State, after a 24-19 win over Florida extended its winning streak to 28, has 29 first-place votes but only 1,423 total points. Oregon picked up the remaining five first-place votes and 1,391 points to remain third. TCU jumped two spots into fourth, leaping over Baylor, which remained fifth after a close finish against Texas Tech. Ohio State, which lost quarterback J.T. Barrett for the remainder of the season because of a fractured ankle, moved up one spot into sixth and was followed by Michigan State, Arizona, Kansas State and Mississippi State. Arizona rose four places from 12th following its win over Arizona State and Mississippi State dropped six spots from fourth after a loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. Detroit Tigers Jerseys. The second 10 consists of Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Missouri, Georgia, UCLA, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Clemson and Auburn. Georgia tumbled seven spots from eighth after a home loss to Georgia Tech and UCLA also dropped seven spots from ninth after a loss to Stanford. Louisville, Boise State, LSU, Utah and Nebraska are the last five teams ranked this week. LSU, Utah and Nebraska all returned to the poll after being ranked previously. The Huskers are back in on the same day they fired coach Bo Pelini. Marshall, which had its undefeated season stopped in a 67-66 overtime loss to Western Kentucky, fell out from 19th, while Colorado State and Minnesota also dropped out after losing on Saturday. Conference championships and the Big 12 finales are featured next week, starting Friday when Arizona takes on Oregon for the Pac-12 title. On Saturday, Alabama meets Missouri in the SEC, Florida State battles Georgia Tech in the ACC and Ohio State squares off against Wisconsin in the Big Ten. Baylor, TCU and Kansas are all still alive in the Big 12, which does not have a championship game. Baylor hosts Kansas State and TCU will welcome a 2-9 Iowa State to Fort Worth. ' ' '

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