Sport: Ireland To Face Italy In A Friendly This Summer

SPORT: IRELAND TO FACE ITALY IN A FRIENDLY THIS SUMMER

The Republic of Ireland will take on Italy this summer after the FAI announced another end-of-season fixture for Martin O’Neill’s side.

The game will be staged at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on May 31st, which comes just six days after a friendly against Turkey at the Aviva Stadium.

Italy will use the game as preparation for their trip to the World Cup in Brazil, where they’ve been drawn in Group D alongside England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

The FAI says it’s still in the process of arranging further matches for this summer, with a proposed two-game tour of the US featuring mooted games against Portual and Costa Rica yet to be finalised.

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