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Roy Keane and Ian Wright in epic on-air spat as former England striker mocks Irish accent after World Cup defeat

Mirror logo Mirror 12/07/2018 Liam Prenderville

Roy Keane and Ian Wright were involved in an on-air row following England's World Cup exit.

The pair were in the ITV studio as England were knocked out at the semi-final stage after losing to Croatia in extra time.

Earlier in the tournament, Keane urged Wright and fellow pundits Gary Neville and Lee Dixon to not get carried away as England progressed to the latter stages.

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And they became embroiled in a row following the defeat to Croatia with Keane suggesting Three Lions fans had already turned their attention to the final and beyond.

"Before the game, all the talk was about the final. The final and France," he said.

"I made the point a few weeks ago, I know a bit tongue-in-cheek but you have to focus on one game and football's coming home.

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"I didn't mind you being happy but you got carried away, planning the final and the parades. And I was right. You needed a reality check."

Wright snapped back "We wasn't talking about the final, we were just having a laugh with you. We were happy! Why can't we get excited?"

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The former Arsenal striker also mocked Keane's Irish accent after encouragement from Neville, following his previous comments about reaching the final.

But an irate Keane refused to let Wright off the hook, adding: "Get excited when they get to the final! It was the semi-final, group matches. Take it one game as it comes.

'It is ridiculous, you are a grown man, you have played this game. You know how hard it is to get to these finals or even get to the World Cup. Relax yourself."


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