Captain Robbie Keane has missed training with Ireland today due to the birth of his second child.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane says he will be available for the game with the Germans on Thursday at the Aviva.
Seamus Coleman is still an injury worry, but Keane was asked if the birth of his second child means Robbie Keane is a doubt for the match.
A journalist present tweeted Keane's response.
Roy asked if Robbie Keane available
'Cos his wife had a baby'
'Yeah but he didn't unless he's breastfeeding he should be fine'— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) October 6, 2015
Wes Hoolahan skipped training today with the rest of the Ireland squad, as the Norwich playmaker is nursing a heel injury.
The assistant manager's response inspired this depiction of the Ireland captain.
Warning: you cannot unsee this... https://t.co/ItsYdcpghr— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) October 6, 2015