Monday 19 March 2018

Keane skips Galaxy game to join Ireland for Euro 2012 training

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.

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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