Ireland will play matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina at home and then Hungary away before the European Championship finals.

FAI chief executive John Delaney has confirmed that Giovanni Trapattoni’s side will also hold a training camp in Italy ahead of the tournament.

Delaney has told Irish radio that Trap’s team will play Bosnia and Herzegovina in Dublin on May 26th.

They will then train for a week in camp at Montecatini near the Italian city of Florence.

Hungary are next up for a friendly in Budapest on June 4th with the team travelling to Poland the next day ahead of the opening Euro 2012 clash with Croatia in Poznan on June 10th.


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Ireland start the New Year fixture list with a game against the Czech Republic in Dublin at the end of February.

Delaney has also revealed that the FAI have asked UEFA for more Euro 2012 tickets for Irish fans.

He said: “I am hopeful that we might get some extra tickets as we get nearer to the Euros. We have made representations. We have got 6,000 tickets per game, they’ll all go.

“We are going to try to secure some extra tickets for the supporters because it is in our interest and everybody’s interest to get as many Irish people into those three games as possible to encourage the team and get behind the team.”

Delaney is still confident of a 2012 friendly against England before the year is out.

He added: “We hoped to play them in May but that was something that their manager didn’t want to do. There is a possibility that we will play England in the quarter-final if both countries progress. But that will happen sooner rather than later.”

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