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Robbie Keane cannot wait to get started as the Republic of Ireland finalise their preparations for their Euro 2012 kick-off on Sunday evening.

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Shane Long is determined to win a four-way battle for the right to partner Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane at Euro 2012.

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Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given will travel to London tomorrow to consult a specialist over his knee injury.

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Former England striker Emile Heskey has been released by Aston Villa after three and a half years with the midlands club.

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