The Republic of Ireland is eyeing up a friendly game against Brazil in Dublin next March.

The match would provide a welcome boost to the FAI’s coffers following the national team’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals.

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Croke Park is being lined up as the probable venue with the encounter taking place on 3rd March. While Ireland’s rugby union team will have already begun the 6 Nations Championship then, the date doesn’t clash. They play Italy there on 6th February then don’t return until 13th March for the visit of Wales.

Reports from Brazil on Thursday said that the game was on the cards although, speaking to the BBC, an FAI spokesman said:

republic of ireland v brazil friendly These are very preliminary discussions and it’s by no means certain that the game will take place.

We will be also be looking at tomorrow’s World Cup draw to see possible match-ups for us in terms of potential friendlies in the run-up to the finals.

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