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Socceroos to face Republic of Ireland in friendly

An international friendly between Australia and the Republic of Ireland has been announced. The two nations will meet at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick in August in a first for international football in that part of Ireland.

CEO of the Football Association of Ireland, John Delaney confirmed the match at the rugby-dominated venue which will host a major football match for the very first time.

"I am very happy to have reached this agreement with Thomond Park Stadium.

"I thank the stadium's management and Board for their foresight in opening up Thomond Park to other sports, which will enable us to bring senior international football to Limerick for the first time.

"Thomond Park is a great sporting venue and we look forward to an exciting game against Australia in August."



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