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Tributes Across Football Pour In For Robbie Keane Upon his International Retirement

Tributes Across Football Pour In For Robbie Keane Upon his International Retirement
By Gavin Cooney

Robbie Keane has today announced his international retirement, after 18, goal-laden years.

Tributes have flowed in to recognise the remarkable international achievements of Keane.

Martin O'Neill was quoted in an FAI statement as saying:

Robbie's appearances and goals for Ireland speak for themselves.

He is undoubtedly one of Ireland's finest every players and I do not see his international goal record being beaten for a very long time, if ever. It will take us some time to get over his absence.

John Delaney also paid tribute, calling Keane a "great Irish man".

President and Proper Football Fan Michael D. Higgins also released a statement in response to Keane's retirement:

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A number of Keane's former international teammates were quick to tweet their appreciation:

His LA galaxy teammate Steven Gerrard took to Instagram:

See Also: 18 Photos From 18 Years: A Tribute To The Incredible International Career Of Robbie Keane

See Also: Poll: Vote For Robbie Keane's Best International Goal

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