Under 21 boss Kenny hospitalised in Sweden

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Following Tuesday night’s UEFA European Championship Under 21 qualifier between Sweden and the Republic of Ireland in Kalmar, a game Ireland won 3–1, manager Stephen Kenny took ill and has remained in Sweden for treatment.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) today released a statement on Kenny, in which they also said that he expects to be released from hospital in the coming days.

The 43 year-old has had a fantastic start to his tenure as Under 21 manager, only one defeat in 90 minutes in eight games, and they sit top of Group A in European Championship qualifying.

Here’s the FAI’s statement;

‘Republic of Ireland Under 21 boss Stephen Kenny has remained in Sweden after becoming unwell on Wednesday as his squad made their way home from Tuesday night’s European Championship qualifier in Kalmar.

Stephen was examined by the FAI’s medical staff and decided to stay behind for treatment at a local hospital. Stephen expects to be discharged in the coming days and is looking forward to beginning preparations ahead of the two European Under-21 Championship qualifiers next month.’

Picture Credit: Football Association of Ireland

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