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Keane out of Germany clash
Published : 11 Oct 2012 12:17:28
Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane is out of the World Cup qualifier against Germany after succumbing to an Achilles injury.
The 32-year-old was unable to play a full part in training in Malahide on Thursday morning and the decision has been taken that he will not be involved in the game at the Aviva Stadium on Friday, although he has not given up hope of making Tuesday's trip to the Faroe Islands.
The Football Association of Ireland confirmed the development via its Twitter feed, saying: "Robbie Keane has been ruled out of the Germany game with an Achilles injury. Will hopefully be fit for Faroes."