Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Italy | 2014 - Senior Friendly | 2014243

Senior Men Friendlies | Craven Cottage, London
31 May 2014 - 19:30 (local time)

Italy 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland

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Ireland to play Italy in Craven Cottage

The Football Association of Ireland today (Thursday) confirmed that the Republic of Ireland will play Italy in a friendly match at London’s Craven Cottage on the evening of May 31.
20th Mar 2014

The match against the four time World Cup winners comes straight after Ireland’s May 25 home friendly against Turkey, and forms part of Martin O’Neill’s preparations for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, starting in September.

The game will also play an important role in Cesare Prandelli’s preparations for Brazil, where his side has been drawn in Group D alongside England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

It will be Ireland’s 14th encounter with the Azzurri, having won two and drawn two of the previous 13 meetings. Ireland’s first ever international match was against an Italy B side in 1926 and they have been familiar opponents recent times, meeting twice in 2010 World Cup qualification, again at a 2011 friendly in Belgium and most recently at Euro 2012.

The game will kick off at 19.45 on Saturday, May 31. Tickets, starting at £10 for U16s and £25 for adults, are available through Fulham’s ticket office by calling +44 (0)843 208 1234, or by accessing their online portal:www.fulhamfc.com/tickets from Monday, March 24 at 10am.Fans are encouraged to buy early as prices go up by £5 across all age categories/blocks at 5pm on Tuesday 27th May 2014.

The Football Association of Ireland are currently in discussions for further friendly fixtures this summer. Relevant announcements will be made in due course.

Team Lineups

Italy

  • 31 Salvatore Sirigu (G)
  • 24 Matteo Darmian
  • 29 Gabriel Paletta
  • 19 Leonardo Bonucci
  • 4 Mattia De Sciglio
  • 5 Thiago Motta
  • 30 Marco Verratti
  • 8 Claudio Marchisio
  • 18 Riccardo Montolivo (C)
  • 17 Ciro Immobile
  • 22 Giuseppe Rossi

Substitutes

  • 7 Alberto Aquilani
  • 25 Marco Parolo
  • 10 Antonio Cassano
  • 16 Daniele De Rossi
  • 11 Alessio Cerci
  • 20 Ignazio Abate
  • 1 Gianluigi Buffon (G)
  • 2 Christian Maggio
  • 3 Giorgio Chiellini
  • 6 Antonio Candreva
  • 9 Mario Balotelli
  • 12 Lorenzo Insigne
  • 13 Andrea Ranocchia
  • 14 Mattia Destro
  • 15 Andrea Barzagli
  • 21 Andrea Pirlo
  • 23 Manuel Pasqual
  • 26 Mattia Perin (G)
  • 27 Rômulo
  • 28 Antonio Mirante (G)

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • 15" Alberto Aquilani (in) - Riccardo Montolivo (out) (Italy)
  • 38" Marco Parolo (in) - Alberto Aquilani (out) (Italy)
  • 57" Antonio Cassano (in) - Ciro Immobile (out) (Italy)
  • 58" James McClean (in) - Anthony Pilkington (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 62" Daniele De Rossi (in) - Thiago Motta (out) (Italy)
  • 67" Stephen Quinn (in) - Wes Hoolahan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Alessio Cerci (in) - Giuseppe Rossi (out) (Italy)
  • 73" Simon Cox (in) - Shane Long (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 85" Paul Green (in) - David Meyler (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 88" Ignazio Abate (in) - Matteo Darmian (out) (Italy)

Match Statistics

  • Italy
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 0Shots on Goal0
  • 0Shots Wide0
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 0Save(s)0
  • 0Total Shots0
  • 0Fouls Committed0
  • 0Corner(s)0
  • 0Offside(s)0