Ireland to face Italy in International friendly next month.


Giovanni Trapattoni Giovanni Trapattoni Manager of Republic of Ireland looks on during the FIFA 2010 World Cup European Qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Italy at Croke Park on October 10, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland.
The Republic of Ireland have agreed to take on Italy in a friendly in Belgium next month.

Confirmation of the June 7 fixture came from the Football Association of Ireland today.

Republic coach Giovanni Trapattoni will be taking on his native country, having coached the Italian soccer team from 2000 to 2004.

The match will take place three days after the Republic take on FYR Macedonia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.