2014 World Cup qualifying news

Ireland's Robbie Keane nets hat trick

June 7, 2013
By ESPNFC.com news services
DUBLIN -- Robbie Keane celebrated his national-record 126th appearance for Ireland by grabbing a hat trick in a 3-0 win over Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying on Friday, taking the Los Angeles Galaxy striker's international tally to 59 goals.

Keane demonstrated his predatory instincts by scoring from close range in the fifth, 56th and 81st minutes at Lansdowne Road to lift the Irish into third place in Group C, above Sweden. Germany is the runaway leader in the pool, with second-place ...

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