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McCarthy gives Ireland fitness boost

sports Updated: Jun 05, 2016 08:47 IST

DUBLIN: Ireland’s European Championship hopes received a timely boost when midfielder James McCarthy declared himself fit for their opening game against Sweden on June 13. The 25-year-old was named in coach Martin O’Neill’s squad despite being injured during Everton’s win over Norwich City on the final day of the Premier League season. McCarthy has now returned to training after missing Ireland’s warm-up games against Netherlands and Belarus. “It’s hamstring, groin injuries. I should be fine (for Sweden),” he told British media.

First Published: Jun 05, 2016 08:47 IST