Republic of Ireland Under-21 boss Stephen Kenny has remained in Sweden after becoming unwell as his squad made their way home from Tuesday night's European Championship qualifier in Kalmar.

Kenny, 47, was examined by the FAI's medical staff who decided it was in his best interests to stay behind for treatment at a local hospital.

He's expected to be well enough to return home in the coming days. 

"Republic of Ireland Under-21 boss Stephen Kenny has remained in Sweden after becoming unwell on Wednesday as his squad made their way home from Tuesday night's European Championship qualifier in Kalmar," an FAI statement read.

"Stephen was examined by the FAI’s medical staff and decided to stay behind for treatment at a local hospital.

"Stephen expects to be discharged in the coming days and is looking forward to beginning preparations ahead of the two European Under-21 Championship qualifiers next month."