Do or die for Ireland says Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane had given Ireland a 22nd-minute lead against Sweden at Lansdowne Road with his 60th international goal. But Johan Elmander's first-half equaliser killed any Irish momentum and Anders Svensson's 57th-minute strike completed the win for Sweden.

updated: September 07, 2013 20:47 IST
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Dublin: Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has warned his teammates their World Cup dream will be over if they lose against Austria on Tuesday.

Giovanni Trapattoni's team are in danger of missing out on next year's finals in Brazil after Friday's 2-1 home defeat to Sweden, which left Ireland three points adrift of second place in Group C with just three games left to play.

Now LA Galaxy striker Keane acknowledges only a victory against Austria at the Ernst Happel Stadion would give Ireland hope of fighting back in the race to qualify.

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