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'Robson-Kanu got called up because of training ground joke!'

Former Wales coach Brian Flynn reveals the bizarre circumstances that started Hal Robson-Kanu's international career.

The striker, who has scored two goals at Euro 2016, was at Reading when Flynn visited the club's training ground several years ago.

In the club canteen, Kanu's team-mate Glen Little joked: "He can play for Wales because he goes on holiday there."

After a brief chat with the player, it was discovered his grandmother was born in the Welsh town of Caerphilly.

This clip first appeared on 5 live Sport 5th July 2016.

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