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Giovanni Trapattoni, manager of Ireland's national soccer team, is gearing up to bring the team to the U.S. for two end-of-season friendly games.
Following the Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia, in Skopje, on June 4 it is believed the Irish team will travel to New Jersey.
No details have been confirmed however the Press Association have reported that Trapattoni's team are likely to face the Italian team at Meadowlands on June 11. This is a new venue built on the site of the former New York Giant's Stadium, the location where Ireland famously defeated the Italians in World Cup 1994.
During the same week in June the Irish team are also expected to play against another European or perhaps a South American team. Trapattoni is eager to spend this time working with the fringe players in the squad.
Ireland played the Italian team twice during the qualification campaign for the last World Cup. They drew 1-1 in Bari and 2-2 in Dublin as the Italians beats them to the top spot in Group 8.