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Republic of Ireland 0-0 Slovakia: Match Report

02 September 2011 10:00

Robbie Keane passed up a glorious opportunity to snatch victory against Slovakia as the Republic of Ireland's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2012 were dealt a major blow.

The Los Angeles Galaxy striker headed wide from just five yards with 16 minutes of the game remaining, with the visitors having enjoyed the better of the game until that point.

Damien Duff had earlier forced a good save from goalkeeper Jan Mucha with a 38th-minute shot which clipped defender Martin Skrtel, but Slovakia were more than value for their point with Shay Given having to make first-half saves from both Vladimir Weiss and Filip Holosko.

Source: PA