Monday April 8 2013
Spain line up Ireland friendly

The Football Association of Ireland have today confirmed that they will meet Spain in a friendly in New York in June.

Ahead of their participation in the 2013 Confederations Cup, La Roja have been confirmed by the FAI as having agreed to play the Irish on June 11.

To be played at the Yankee Stadium at 8pm local time, the game will be the first meeting between the two teams since last summer’s Euro 2012 group stage encounter, which finished 4-0 to Spain.

“I am looking forward to playing this match in New York,” Irish Coach Giovanni Trapattoni told the FAI’s official website as part of a statement confirming the fixture.

“Our team is in evolving and showing a lot of promise. The recent games demonstrated that our players have serious potential.

“Matches against opposition like England, Georgia and Spain are very helpful to that development and great preparation for our important competitive fixtures in June, September and October.”

This friendly with Vicente del Bosque’s men will be the Irish team’s fourth game in the space of two weeks, following on from friendlies against England and Georgia and a World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

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