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Euro2016: Republic of Ireland skipper Keane not concerned about France

Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane won't be thinking about the famous handball controversy when the Boys In Green take on hosts France in the last 16 of Euro2016.

Keane was part of the team which lost a spot in the 2010 World Cup to France following the infamous Thierry Henry handball in extra-time in Paris.

Keane said: "This is why you play the game, isn't it? We're playing against another good team. We're playing the hosts.

"Wouldn't it be great in their home country to knock them out?

"I was there that day. But I will not think about that for second. It was so long ago. Move on."

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