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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 May 2006, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Robson recovers after cancer op
Sir Bobby Robson
Robson says he will be in Dublin for the Republic's game on 24 May
Former England and Newcastle boss Sir Bobby Robson says an operation to remove a cancerous tumour from his lung has been "100% successful".

The tumour was spotted when Robson had an X-ray following a skiing accident.

"I've had a thorough scan and I'm clean as a whistle," Robson, currently working with the Republic of Ireland, told the Mail on Sunday.

"There aren't any other tumours so I don't need further treatment. I feel fortunate that it was caught early."

Ex-Ipswich manager Robson has beaten cancer twice already, in 1992 and 1995.

Robson, who is an adviser to Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton, says he will be fit to travel to Dublin for the Republic's game against Chile on 24 May.

Robson undergoes lung operation
10 Apr 06 |  Internationals

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