Saturday 23 March 2019

Ireland face trip to Geneva as Switzerland confirm venue for Euro 2020 fixture

A general view of Stade de Geneve
A general view of Stade de Geneve
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

Ireland's crucial Euro 2020 away qualifier against Switzerland later this year has been confirmed to take place in Geneva.

Ireland's last two visits to take on the Swiss - in 2002 and 2005 - have been played in the 33k capacity St Jacob's Stadium in Basel.

The Swiss rotate their home fixtures and today their FA have confirmed Geneva as the venue for the crucial qualifier on October 15, three days after Ireland play Georgia in Tblisi.

Stade de Geneva has a capacity of 30k so should Mick McCarthy's men be in the hunt for qualification, it will prove difficult for Ireland fans to get their hands on tickets with just 1,500 available, unless the FAI can strike a deal to increase the minimum five per cent.

The FAI said there has been no official confirmation on a venue when contacted by Independent.ie.

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