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Keane skips Galaxy game to join Ireland for Euro 2012 training

Published 26/09/2011 | 09:43

Robbie Keane. Photo: Getty Images
Robbie Keane. Photo: Getty Images

ROBBIE Keane will join the Republic of Ireland squad for first day of training ahead of the vital Euro 2012 qualifiers with Andorra and Armenia next month.

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Keane has a club game with LA Galaxy on 4 October, three days before Ireland face Andorra.

But he has been given permission to skip the game, which is close to a non-event for Galaxy, other than being a clash between two leading MSL teams.

By skipping the game, captain can now join the first day of training with Giovanni Trapattoni's squad on 3 October.

Ireland then face Armenia on October 11.

A win from both matches will secure at least a play-off for qualification to next year's tournament.

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