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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

MARTIN O'Neill's Ireland side will square up to the World Cup-bound Italy in London in May after the FAI finally confirmed that their friendly would go ahead.

The Ireland-Italy game at Craven Cottage, Fulham's home, has been in the mix for some time, but only now have the FAI been able to confirm that the game, on Saturday May 31, will go ahead, with tickets already on sale.

It will be Ireland's fourth trip to Fulham in recent times as the side have played Colombia (2008), Nigeria (2009) and Oman (2012) at the venue, all in friendly matches.

So far the FAI have confirmed just two games for O'Neill's senior side this summer, at home to Turkey (May 25) and now the Italy game, with proposed games against Portugal and Costa Rica in the USA in June yet to be agreed upon.


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