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Martin O'Neill and FAI offer Roy Keane 'full support' over fan incident

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has expressed his "full support" for his assistant Roy Keane over an incident which took place at the team hotel on Wednesday.

Reading a statement on camera, he said: "The FAI and I have been fully briefed about the circumstances of what happened at the team hotel last night.

"Roy asked that the Gardai be called and he has notified them of what happened. While this process is ongoing, we are unable to say more at this point.

"However, I can say that having been made aware of the facts, Roy has both my full support and the full support of the FAI and [chief executive] John Delaney.

"We are now focussed, as we have been all week, on the game at hand and we won't be saying anything more about this issue."

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O'Shea hands Ireland dramatic point in Germany

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The Irish lads celebrate their late equaliser. Credit: PA

John O'Shea celebrated his 100th appearance for the Republic of Ireland with a dramatic equaliser to further dent Germany's Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

The 33-year-old got ahead of Mats Hummels with seconds of the fourth minute of stoppage time remaining at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen to secure a 1-1 Group D draw with just his third goal for Ireland.

Within seconds, the final whistle sounded and was greeted by boos and whistles from the locals among a crowd of 51,204, who had seen their side dominate for long periods, but fail to kill off game opponents.

Toni Kroos looked to have fired the home side to victory when he smashed home a 71st-minute shot off the post, but O'Shea turned up in the right place at the right time to maintain Ireland's unbeaten start to their pool campaign.

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