FAI confirm June friendlies for Men’s National Team

The Football Association of Ireland confirmed the matches on Wednesday morning via social media. 

The Republic of Ireland will face Hungary and Portugal in friendlies this summer ahead of the Nations League campaign later this year. 

Ireland will first play Hungary on Tuesday June 4th in the Aviva Stadium before travelling to the Iberian coast where they'll face Portugal on Tuesday, June 11th. Both countries will be in preparation mode ahead of the European Championships. 

The FAI have already announced the double header for next month with Belgium and Switzerland coming to Dublin on the 23rd and 26th March. 

The Nations League draw is taking place this Thursday at 5pm. The FAI had hoped to have the new manager installed for the draw, but the reported indecision of top target Lee Carsley has held up proceedings on announcing the new Irish manager. 

Neil Lennon, who has publicly stated his interest in the job and has met the FAI, is ready in the wings to take the position if the 49-year-old is officially ruled out of contention.

Last week, former Republic of Ireland international Jason McAteer stated he does not believe that Carsley is interested in the job.