Ireland legend Keane set to retire from international duty

Dublin (AFP) – Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced on Wednesday he will retire from international football after an emotional farewell in next week’s friendly against Oman in Dublin.

LA Galaxy forward Keane, 36, will bring the curtain down on a memorable 18-year international career that includes all-time Republic records of 67 goals and 145 senior caps.

“Today, I am announcing my decision to retire from International football following the upcoming game with Oman on 31st August in the Aviva Stadium,” Keane said in a statement.