They’ve been fiddling with their balls all morning at the Euro 16 draw in Nice.
A new tournament and new optimism for England, Ireland, Scotland Wales and possibly Northern Ireland. They’ve upped the number of teams to 24 from the normal 16, so apart from figuring out if Gibraltar and Kazakhstan play 4-4-2- or 3-5-2, you’ve also got to brush up on the local beers.
Ireland’s record goal-getter Robbie Keane obviously has Euro 16 in mind after this screamer for LA Galaxy last night in a friendly against La Galaxy II. Keane also netted from the penalty spot in the 3-0 win.
Ireland’s record scorer was left out of the squad by Martin O’Neill for the friendly against Serbia on March 5 ahead of the new MLS season.
But with 56 international goals in 126 games the Boys in Green will be hoping for more of this when Euro 16 starts in September.