Republic of Ireland v Bosnia: Robbie Keane involved in heated exchange with Bosnian coach before kick-off
The tension surrounding Monday night's play-off with Bosnia was clearly evident as Republic of Ireland star Robbie Keane was involved in a angry exchange with a Bosnian coach prior to kick-off.
Ireland’s record goals scorer will start form the bench tonight as Martin O’Neill’s side hold the advantage of a 1-1 away draw to Bosnia in the quest to reach Euro 2016.
As both sides underwent their final preparations on the pitch, the LA Galaxy striker became riled after the Bosnians repeatedly kicked balls into the Irish half while practicing their kick-outs in the warm-up.
Keane took exception and exchanged words with a member of the Bosnian coaching team.
VIDEO: Robbie Keane exchanged words with a Bosnian player after their kick-out practice started to get in his way https://t.co/gsU0u2iQaz— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) November 16, 2015
The nerves are jangling here in Power Tower. Looks like they are in the Aviva too. Robbie Keane getting involved with a Bosnian in warm up|!— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 16, 2015
Aviva media tv has twice shown footage of Robbie Keane getting very lippy with a member of the Bosnian set-up during warmups.— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) November 16, 2015
Robbie Keane keeping up his new unofficial coaching role by doing a lot of pointing and gesticulating pre-match.— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) November 16, 2015
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