Ireland loses Keane for WCup qualifier vs Germany
DUBLIN -- Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Germany because of an Achilles tendon injury.
Keane, a forward for the Los Angeles Galaxy, missed training Thursday. The Irish soccer federation said on its Twitter feed he could be ready for Tuesday's Group C match at the Faeroe Islands.
Ireland beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in its only group match so far. Germany leads the group after two straight wins.
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