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Robbie at the presser stole the headlines
Robbie at the presser stole the headlines
Seamus Coleman out of the Germany game
Seamus Coleman out of the Germany game

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Everton winger Seamus Coleman is out of Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany - but the headlines were stolen by a Robbie Keane quip.

Coleman has been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks, but Everton were happy for their full-back to meet up with O'Neill's squad for the decisive games in Ireland's campaign. 

There was some hope that Coleman could recover in time to play against the Germans in Dublin, but O'Neill has now confirmed that he will play no part of the clash against the world champions.

"Seamus has worked really hard but just won't be fit. He will be fine for Sunday," stated O'Neill.

O'Neill talked up his side's hopes of causing an upset against the world champions, as he suggested the draw Ireland achieve in Germany last year was evidence of their ability to match Joachim Low's side.

"We have a number of players in our side who can cause problems for Germany," stated O'Neill.

"We have to approach the game as positive as we can. We will get a chance to play and we have to try and take the chances we create.

"Spirit alone won't win you football matches, but it can help massively and we have plenty of it and we are going into this game feeling confident."

However, Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane offered his first response to Roy Keane's comments that the striker would not need any time off from the game following the arrival of his second son in recent days.

Ireland assistant boss Keane looked perplexed when asked whether his namesake may be distracted following the addition to his family as he said:

"He didn't have the baby. Unless he’s breastfeeding he should be all right."

Keane offered up a cunning repost as he spoke to the media on Thursday, as he stated in this RTE video:

Robbie may have an interesting exchange with Roy when he returns to the Ireland team hotel after that comment.