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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Mark McCadden

Ireland Under-21s are heading to Cork for a March friendly against Iceland

Ireland's Under-21s will return to Cork for the first time in 14 years when they take on Iceland in a friendly at Turner’s Cross on Sunday March 26.

The game will see Jim Crawford’s side begin their preparations for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign.

Crawford said: “I’m really excited to be bringing a team to Cork and showing our fans the talent that Irish football has to offer.

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“When you see how much the Cork public came out to watch other Irish international sides and their hometown Cork City you can’t help but be enticed to play a game in what is a great city.

“We had some amazing games in Tallaght Stadium and the fans in Dublin really got behind us and I have every hope those in Cork and beyond will do just the same.

“Iceland will be a tough opponent and like ourselves reached the play-offs in the last campaign.

“It’s the reason I wanted to test ourselves against such quality players and it will make for a fascinating game.”

Ireland will discover their opponents for the 2025 qualifiers when the draw is made in Nyon in Switzerland on Thursday.


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