Thursday March 20 2014
Italy play Ireland in London

Italy will play a friendly against the Republic of Ireland on May 31 at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

The game was announced this afternoon and will be a warm-up for the World Cup in Brazil.

It kicks off in London on May 31 at 19.45 UK time and is followed by another match against Luxembourg on June 4, though the venue for that tie has yet to be confirmed.

This is a return to Craven Cottage for the Azzurri, who already played Nigeria here in a friendly in November 2013.

That exciting fixture ended 2-2 with goals from Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini.