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Fahey out of Euros for Ireland

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Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Fahey has pulled out of the squad with a groin injury and will miss Euro 2012.

Fahey, who scored the opening goal of Ireland's qualifying campaign in Armenia, has been struggling with a the problem since he joined up with the squad and aggravated the injury ahead of for Saturday's 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "During the warm-ups at today's match, Keith Fahey felt something not quite right. He was scanned following the match.

"The FAI medical team have just received the results of the scan which showed unfortunately that his groin strain was persisting. The results were discussed with the player and he agreed that would not recover fully in time for Euro 2012.

"As a result, he is departing from the squad and Paul Green is being called in. Giovanni Trapattoni spoke to the player, who is very disappointed to miss out on Euro 2012, and told him that he remains part of his plans for the future."

Former Derby midfielder Paul Green, who is currently unattached, has been drafted in as Fahey's replacement.

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