FAI confirms Oman fixture in Craven Cottage on Tuesday, 11th September at 19.30hrs
The Football Association of Ireland today announced that its senior men's team will face Oman in an international friendly fixture at Fulham Football Club's home ground Craven Cottage, on Tuesday 11th September at 19.30hrs.
With Oman already deep into their quest for qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and with Ireland about to embark on their campaign, this match will mark the first occasion that the teams have played against each other.
The Republic of Ireland have previously played two friendlies at Craven Cottage, which will also be of added interest for Fulham regulars Damien Duff and Stephen Kelly to play at their domestic home ground.
"Everyone knows the Republic has the best supporters in the world, so we are expecting there to be a great atmosphere and are looking forward to welcoming Oman and their fans to Fulham's home ground" said Stephen Kelly.
Commenting on the match, Giovanni Trapattoni said: "I am looking forward to returning to Craven Cottage for this match which will be a useful opportunity to prepare further for our World Cup Qualification campaign."
Oman's current manager Paul Le Guen, an ex France International, who has also managed Lyon, Rangers and Paris Saint-Germain, said: "This match will be a good test for both teams and Craven Cottage is a fantastic Premier League ground that will add to the occasion."
Republic of Ireland vs. Oman
Fulham Football Club; Craven Cottage
Tuesday 11th September, KO 7.30pm
or call +44 (0)843 208 1234
Tickets from Â£5-Â£20
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