Soccer-Keane breaks Ireland appearance record with 126th cap (Reuters)

DUBLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane became Ireland’s most capped player on Friday when he made his 126th appearance in their World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands. Keane, 33 next month, equalled goalkeeper Shay Given’s record of 125 caps when his country beat Georgia 4-0 in a friendly on Sunday. He scored twice against Georgia to extend his record Ireland scoring tally to 56 goals. The Ireland captain, who made his international debut in 1998, said in the build-up to Friday’s Group C match that he had no plans to retire. …

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