Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane a serious doubt for Euro 2016

• Striker pulled up in training with calf injury and will miss Belarus friendly
• Harry Arter a further worry after limping out of practice match clutching thigh

Robbie Keane, the Republic of Ireland captain, has been forced out of the pre?Euro 2016 friendly against Belarus on Tuesdaynight with a calf injury and his manager, Martin O’Neill, has admitted that the veteran striker is now a serious concern for the tournament.

Keane pulled up during a training session in Dublin on Saturday morning and watched from the stands as the team prepared in Cork on Monday evening. He has received an injection but, with O’Neill to submit his final 23-man squad immediately after the game against Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s team, his inclusion is no longer certain.

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