By PA Sport Staff
The Republic of Ireland have announced a March friendly against Latvia to start their 2023 programme.
The game will take place at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, March 22nd and serves as a warm-up for their opening European Championship qualifier against World Cup finalists France.
Stephen Kenny’s side start their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign against France in Dublin on March 27th.
𝗙𝗜𝗫𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗗 ✅
First game of 2023 confirmed with Latvia set for the @AVIVAStadium
⚽️ Ireland v Latvia
📅 Wednesday, March 22
⌚️ KO 7.45pm
🏆 International Friendly pic.twitter.com/RRKx6JygTM
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) December 21, 2022
Netherlands, Greece and Gibraltar are also in Group B of Euro qualifying.
The Republic, who ended 2022 with a 1-0 friendly win in Malta in November, have won all five of their previous fixtures against Latvia.