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Ireland to play Mexico in June

The FAI are in advanced discussions about a friendly between Ireland and Mexico on June 1st.

The game will take place in the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, the stadium in which Portugal beat Martin O’Neill’s men 5-1 in a 2014 friendly.

Ireland are likely to send an experimental squad to America, as the boys in green will take on Uruguay three days later on June 4 to prepare for the arrival of Group D rivals Austria a week later.

The friendly would allow O’Neill to give fringe players a chance to impress, and the game is likely to attract a big crowd.

Ireland’s last game against Mexico ended in a 2-2 draw in 2000, and June’s provisional friendly would mark the fifth meeting between the countries.

Next up for Ireland is the crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva on March 24th, before taking on Iceland in a friendly at the same venue four days later.

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