Robbie Keane was due to make his 124th appearance for Ireland in this week's World Cup qualifier.
Robbie Keane was due to make his 124th appearance for Ireland in this week's World Cup qualifier.
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DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland captain Robbie Keane will miss his team's World Cup qualifier against Austria because of a calf injury.

The Los Angeles Galaxy forward had been set to make his 124th international appearance Tuesday.

Keane, Ireland's career leader with 54 goals, was hurt during Friday's 0-0 draw at Sweden and had a scan Sunday. He was replaced by Wolverhampton forward Kevin Doyle.

Ireland is fourth (2-1-1) in Europe Group C, six points behind Germany (4-0-1), one back of Sweden (2-0-2) and trailing Austria (2-1-1) on goal difference. The top team qualifies for next year's tournament in Brazil, and the second-place team likely will go to a playoff.

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