Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from international football after next Wednesday's friendly against Oman.
The 36-year-old LA Galaxy striker will call time on his 18-year Ireland career having made a record 145 senior appearances for his country and scored 67 goals -- over three times more than his nearest rival.
Keane said in a statement: "Today, I am announcing my decision to retire from international football following the upcoming game with Oman on Aug. 31...
Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed that injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the country's opening World Cup qualifier next month.
Ramsey was left out of Coleman's squad for the Sept. 5 match against Moldova after injuring his hamstring in the Gunners' season-opening loss to Liverpool on Aug. 14.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said last week the injury was only minor and that the midfielder is expected back after the international break.
His injury is a blow to Wales, though,...
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is back in the Croatia national team setup after missing this summer's European Championship following a disagreement with manager Ante Cacic.
The central defender has been included in Cacic's 23-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Turkey.
Lovren was left out of the Euro 2016 preliminary squad after a reported bust-up with Cacic, having been accused of refusing to warm up in the friendly against Hungary in March.
When naming his team for the tournament...