Keane goes missing

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Roy Keane was missing from the Republic of Ireland squad yesterday as they prepared for Wednesday's friendly with Portugal in Dublin.

The Manchester United midfielder, who was last week made captain for the Republic's three-match American tour next month, failed to turn up for the Mick McCarthy testimonial at Lansdowne Road. McCarthy, the Republic manager, said: "I'm disappointed that Roy has not been in contact with me so far. I'll now have to go looking for him."

Ilie Dumitrescu, the Romanian midfielder, will miss next month's European Championship finals. The West Ham player has a severe muscle strain in his right leg which will need at least two weeks to heal.