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L.A. Galaxy’s Robbie Keane named to Ireland squad

Republic of Ireland's manager Giovanni T

Republic of Ireland’s manager Giovanni Trapattoni stands on the touchline at the start of their international friendly football match against Czech Republic at the Aviva stadium in Dublin, Ireland on February 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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No surprises here as L.A. Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has been named to Ireland’s roster for Euro 2012.

This year’s tournament, co-hosted by Poland and the Ukraine, begins June 8. (A fancy, interactive calendar from UEFA’s official site is here.)

Most teams will get into camp next week, so Keane figures to miss somewhere around five league matches for the Galaxy while doing his business for Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad.

Elsewhere provisional squads are being named, as with the Netherlands and Germany here.

ProSoccerTalk is doing its best to keep you up to date on what’s going on in Poland and Ukraine. Check out the site’s Euro 2012 page and look at the site’s previews, predictions, and coverage of all the events defining UEFA’s championship.