Harry Arter's Euro 2016 hopes appear to be over

The Ireland midfielder was Man of the Match in the draw against Netherlands

Harry Arter's Euro 2016 hopes appear to be over

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Harry Arter appears to have been ruled out of Euro 2016.

The midfielder has left the Ireland camp ahead of tonight's warm-up friendly against Belarus after suffering a thigh strain during training yesterday.

There has been no official confirmation as of yet, but the Bournemouth player is now expected to be left out of the tournament squad when it's named by Martin O'Neill after tonight's match.

It will be especially unfortunate for team and player after he put in an excellent Man of the Match performance in the 1-1 draw against the Netherlands on Friday night, following a season affected by personal tragedy.

After losing his daughter when she sadly passed away at birth in December, Arter had recently spoken of the tragedy putting life in perspective for him.

"I certainly know what the word devastation means now. It's a completely different meaning to me. If I did miss out [on Euro 2016], it would be a disappointment, certainly not devastation," he explained last week.

There is also still no indication of whether or not Robbie Keane will be named in the tournament panel.

The Ireland captain is at Turners Cross tonight, but won't take any part in the game because of a calf strain.