Keane pulls out of Ireland-Brazil game

Keane pulls out of Ireland-Brazil game

Published Feb. 28, 2010 7:35 p.m. ET

Robbie Keane has pulled out of Ireland's friendly against Brazil with a knee injury.

The striker, who is on loan to Celtic from Tottenham until the end of the season, played the full 90 minutes of Sunday's Scottish Premier League 1-0 loss to Rangers.

But the Football Association of Ireland issued a statement Sunday that he had withdrawn from Tuesday's game at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and would be replaced in the squad by Hibernian's Anthony Stokes.