The Boys in Green have three home friendlies pencilled in before taking off to France for Euro 2016.
Martin O’Neill’s men will face Switzerland on Friday 25th March before taking on Slovakia the following Tuesday. And today the FAI confirmed that the Netherlands will be the opponents for our friendly at the Aviva on Sunday May 22nd.
Robin van Persie & co won’t be joining us in next summer’s competition – the first time the country hasn’t feature in the finals since 1984. Though they boast some serious talent such as Arjen Robben, Daley Blind, Wesley Sneijder and rising star Davy Klaasen.
And, in case you haven’t heard, Ireland’s fixtures for Euro 2016 are:
- Monday 13 June, 18.00 (Paris): Republic of Ireland v Sweden
- Saturday 18 June, 15.00 (Bordeaux): Belgium v Republic of Ireland
- Wednesday 22 June, 21.00 (Lille): Italy v Republic of Ireland
Exciting/nervous times ahead.
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