Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Keane fitness in doubt for Euro qualifier

Record Irish goalscorer Robbie Keane is a doubt for Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia on March 26th, as he recovers from a calf injury.

Keane’s participation in the Ireland squad is ‘touch and go’ as it is estimated that the crucial qualifier may come a week before Keane gets the all clear to resume playing.

Dublin born Keane has scored 45 goals in 104 international appearances for Ireland and was expected to play a major role in the Aviva stadium clash and the push for Euro 2012 qualification.

The Worrying news about Keane will be another concern for Ireland boos Giovanni Trapattoni who will be without No.1 goalkeeper Shay Given for the Dublin game after a shoulder injury ruled him out.