After Saturday's draw at home to Belgium, Ireland have another game at the Aviva this week as they host Lithuania. It may not be as glamorous on paper but this is a rare chance for Kenny to experiment outside of competitive games so it'll be interesting to see how he plays it. Here's all the information you need on this game and how to watch Ireland vs Lithuania.
When is Ireland vs Lithuania
The match is one Tuesday night, 29th March and kick-off is at 7:45pm.
How to watch Ireland vs Lithuania
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena from 7:40pm.
Stephen Kenny's men had a great start to 2022 on Saturday as a late Alan Browne goal gave them a 2-2 draw with World Number 1 Belgium at the Aviva Stadium. Belgium may have fielded a second string side but Ireland were still outstanding and everything seems to be clicking now under Stephen Kenny.
One player who shone on Saturday was Chiedozie Ogbene. The Rotherham winger has been a breath of fresh air under Kenny and his goal in the first half helped him on his way to the man of the match award.
"It's an absolute piece of MAGIC from Ogbene!" 😍✨
Chiedozie Ogbene equalises for Ireland against Belgium... what a GOAL!! 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/KBhRxF61lW
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 26, 2022
Lithuania are currently ranked 137 in the world and they had a win in their last game on Friday night against San Marino. They won 2-1 but the goal from San Marino will be what's remembered from this game as they are a rarity for the minnows.
International goals in 2022...
- San Marino: 1
- Italy: 0 😅https://t.co/aJnnIvGblm
— BettingOdds (@BettingOddsUK) March 26, 2022
Lithuania don't have too many stars but like Ireland they have a couple of exciting youth prospects. Defenders Benas Satkus from FC Nuremburg and Edgaras Utkus from Cercle Brugge are both under 21 and are starting to become regular starters for Lithuania.
They certainly aren't the daunting task Belgium were but this game is a chance for Kenny to test his players and give more experience to the younger players ahead of the Nations League this summer.