Robbie Keane re-joins Ireland training ahead of Euro 2016 opener

ShareClose Comments
The LA Galaxy forward missed the final tournament warm-up friendly against Belarus with a calf strain but has returned to full training

Robbie Keane has given Martin O'Neill a boost after he took part in training a week ahead of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 opener against Sweden.

Keane missed Ireland's tournament warm-up friendlies against the Netherlands and Belarus at the end of May and O'Neill revealed that, due to a calf strain, there were doubts over the LA Galaxy striker's fitness leading into the game against Sweden, which takes place on Monday, June 13.

Nevertheless, the 35-year-old joined the squad for training in Dublin on Monday, with his left leg heavily strapped and O'Neill expained that the striker is "ahead of schedule."

Article continues below

While Keane re-joined the group for the session at Abbotstown, Stoke City attacker Jonathan Walters and Norwich City's Robbie Brady sat it out and trained individually.

Walters is nursing a problem with his Achilles tendon, while Brady endured a back spasm.

Ireland take on Sweden at the Stade de France on Monday, June 13 before facing Belgium on June 18 and concluding their Group E fixtures against Italy on June 22.

Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Barcelona make £55m Willian bid
Next article:
Nazliazmi defends young players in Selangor's defeat to Melaka
Next article:
Five-star Nigeria qualify for 2018 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in style
Next article:
Mignolet's agent seeking Liverpool exit 'solution' amid Barcelona transfer talk
Next article:
Mosimane delighted to see Percy Tau move to the English Premier League

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept