Despite picking up a calf injury in training which kept him out of Tuesday night’s friendly clash with Belarus, Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been named in Martin O’Neill’s 23-man squad for EURO 2016.
However, while the 35-year-old has made the cut, Harry Arter has been left out of O’Neill’s squad after the Bournemouth midfielder left the team’s Cork training camp with a hamstring injury.
Midfielder James McCarthy did make the squad despite struggling with a hamstring injury. However, McCarthy’s Everton team-mate Darron Gibson misses out, while the other players to miss out are David Forde, Eunan O’Kane, Callum O’Dowda and David McGoldrick.
Here’s the squad in full…
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Tuesday night’s clash with Belarus ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Irish in Cork. However, the presence of Keane in France will be a big boost for O’Neill’s men who face an uphill task to qualify from a horrible group which includes Belgium, Italy and Sweden.