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Senior Men Friendlies International Friendly | Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Republic of Ireland vs Latvia

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All you need to know | Republic of Ireland v Latvia

Republic of Ireland are set to welcome Latvia to the Aviva Stadium for the first match of 2023 in an international friendly.
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4th Jan 2023

Ireland will kick-off their UEFA EURO 2024 campaign at home to France on Monday, March 27 and the international friendly against Latvia will provide perfect match preparation on Wednesday, March 22.

The match, set to kick-off at 7.45pm, will be the first match of the year for the 23,000 FAI Season Ticket holders to enjoy, a record number of sales for the association.

Match Details

Fixture: Republic of Ireland v Latvia
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Kick-off: 7.45pm
Tickets: TBC
TV: TBC

Last Five Matches

Ireland: WLWLD
Latvia: DDDLW

Ireland have secured two wins and a draw in their last five matches with two defeats coming against Norway and Scotland. Stephen Kenny's side secured victories over Malta in an international friendly in Ta'Quli and an excitjng 3-2 win over Armenia at the Aviva Stadium, with the draw coming against a strong Ukraine team, a 1-1 draw in Łódź.

Latvia's recent run of form has seen the side lose just once in the last five matches with two recent draws in the Baltic Cup against Estonia (5-3 p) and against Iceland. A disappointing result saw them pick up a draw in Andorra after their defeat against Moldova. Their only victory in the last five matches came against Liechtenstein in June.

Head-to-head - Republic of Ireland v Latvia

Games Played: 5
Games Won: 5
Games Lost: 0

09/09/1992 - Republic of Ireland 4-0 Latvia - FIFA World Cup
09/06/1993 - Latvia 0-2 Republic of Ireland - FIFA World Cup
07/09/1994 - Latvia 0-3 Republic of Ireland - UEFA European Championships
11/10/1995 - Republic of Ireland 2-1 Latvia - UEFA European Championships
15/11 2013 - Republic of Ireland 3-0 Latvia - International Friendly

Famous Game - Latvia 0-3 Republic of Ireland - September 1994 (pictured)

Ireland Goalscorers: John Aldridge (15), John Sheridan (29), John Aldridge (75 pen)
Venue: Daugava National Stadium, Riga
Attendance: 3,226
Referee: Anders Frisk
Ireland Team: Alan Kelly (GK), Phil Babb, Denis Irwin, Gary Kelly, Steve Staunton, Paul McGrath, Jason McAteer (Eddie McGoldrick 81), John Sheridan, Andy Townsend (c), John Aldridge, Niall Quinn (Tony Cascarino 71).