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New Ireland manager’s first away trip is Portugal in June



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Republic of Ireland supporters at Estádio Algarve in Faro, Portugal last October for the Euro 2024 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photo: Sportsfile

Ireland will travel to Portugal in June to provide the final warm-up opposition for their hosts ahead of Euro 2024.

The two associations announced this morning that a friendly meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 11 in the city of Aveiro – where the local 32,000 capacity stadium is sporadically used by the national team. It was a host venue for Euro 2004.

That will be the first away game for the new manager with a Dublin friendly against Hungary confirmed for a week earlier on Tuesday, June 4.

Like Portugal, Hungary are also preparing for a summer in Germany.

The first games of 2024 for Ireland will be a March double header where Belgium and Switzerland both visit the Aviva Stadium.

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