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Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has decided to rest Keane for the tie, while Dunne has not been selected due to lack of competitive action.
Trapattoni feels the centre-back needs to prove his fitness before being included and that there are between three and five defenders that can fill the same role.
Also absent from the 26-man squad are Kevin Doyle, Andy Keogh, Richard Keogh and Damien Delaney.
Speaking today in Bray as part of the FAIís 2013 AGM Festival of Football in Wicklow, the Republic of Ireland manager said: "We can draw a lot from our performances in May and June.
"The team showed strong character and enthusiasm against Spain, England and Georgia, and picked up three vital points against the Faroe Islands.
"The players have demonstrated that they are building on each game, and are working very well together.
"This fixture will allow us one more opportunity to prepare for the important World Cup qualifiers in September against Sweden and Austria.
"We will use this time to experiment and develop confidence ahead of the games. I am looking forward to assembling the squad in Cardiff on August 11."
Ireland have four World Cup UEFA Group C qualifier clashes in September and October, playing Sweden (6 September), Austria (10 September), Germany (11 October) and Kazakhstan (15 October) as they close their group stage campaign.
Republic of Ireland squad to face Wales on 14 August:
David Forde, Keiren Westwood, Darren Randolph, John O'Shea, Sean St Ledger, Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman, Stephen Kelly, Darren O'Dea, Ciaran Clark, Paul McShane, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Paul Green, Jeff Hendrick, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, David Meyler, Stephen Quinn, Wes Hoolahan, Shane Long, Connor Sammon, Jon Walters, Simon Cox. 25 July 2013 16:33 Started on 'The ROI Green Room' forum
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The Stoke midfielder is struggling with an ankle knock, and as a result James McCarthy looks set to come into the team to partner Paul Green. 22 March 2013 16:07 Started on 'The ROI Green Room' forum
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