Ireland news

Keane stands firm behind Trapattoni

October 15, 2012
By ESPN staff
Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane has re-affirmed his support for beleaguered boss Giovanni Trapattoni in the face of criticism and reports of a rift in the camp.

After losing 6-1 to Germany on Friday, Ireland return to action against the Faroe Islands in Torshavn knowing that anything less than a victory could severely damage their hopes of World Cup qualification.

With reports of a bust-up with defender Stephen Kelly thrown into the mix, Keane has remained firmly ...

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