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McClean's Euro 2016 at an end

26 June 2016

James Chester is Albion's sole representative in quarter-finals

JAMES McClean's Euro 2016 adventure came to an end on Sunday as the Republic of Ireland exited the tournament in the round of 16.

McClean played 69 minutes of his nation's 2-1 defeat to hosts France, who duly progressed into the quarter-finals of the competition.

Robbie Brady's penalty handed Ireland an early lead in Lyon only for Antoine Griezmann's double to turn the game around on the hour mark, before Shane Duffy saw red for Martin O'Neill's side.

Defeat brought an end to the tournament for Ireland and McClean, who appeared in all four matches - coming off the bench against Sweden and Belgium before starting against Italy and France.

McClean's exit means Albion will have only one representative in the quarter-finals of the European Championship.

It comes after James Chester's Wales edged past Northern Ireland 1-0 on Saturday, ensuring Baggies team-mates Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans were sent crashing out.

Wales will now face Belgium in the last eight in Lille on Friday (8pm ko).

Good luck James!

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