Ireland travel to Yerevan to face Armenia in their first Nations League game of the campaign. Stephen Kenny's side will play four games in just ten days in a busy period for the Irish camp. Here's all the information you need to know, including how to watch Ireland v Armenia.
When is Ireland v Armenia?
The game starts at 2pm on Saturday the 4th of June.
How to watch Ireland v Armenia
The game will be shown on RTE 2 with coverage starting at 1pm. Premier Sports 1 will also be covering the game from 1:30pm
Ireland have lost just once in their past 12 games, that defeat coming in heartbreaking fashion against Portugal in Faro last September. Two late strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo stole all three points for the Portuguese.
In Ireland's last international games back in March, they held then world number 1 ranked side Belgium to a 2-2 draw at the Aviva Stadium thanks to a goal from Alan Browne and a Chiedozie Ogbene overhead kick.
The Boys in Green then beat Lithuania 1-0, courtesy of a 97th minute strike from Troy Parrott.
Armenia have won just one of their last nine games. Last time out they fell to a heavy 9-0 defeat to Norway.
They finished fourth in their Group J World Cup qualifying campaign, behind Germany, North Macedonia and Romania.
Stephen Kenny named an exciting 27 man panel ahead of this month's internationals. Michael Obafemi has been recalled to the squad after his impresive campaign with Swansea where he scored 12 goals, helping them to a 15th place finish in the Championship.
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CJ Hamilton and Festy Ebosele earned their first call ups the national team, but Norwich duo Adam Idah and Andrew Omobamidele miss out through injury.
Armenia will be without perhaps their most well known player, Henrikh Mkhitaryan who announced his retirement from international football back in March.
Mkhitaryan will be a huge loss for his side, as he is their record goalscorer with 32 goals in 95 caps. The former Manchester United and Arsenal man helped Jose Mourinho's Roma to the Europa Conference League title last week.