Stephen Kenny has named his Republic of Ireland team to take on Norway this evening, selecting a strong starting XI for the game in the Aviva Stadium.
Gavin Bazunu has been selected in goal, making only his third Ireland appearance of 2022.
In the back three, John Egan, Nathan Collins, and Dara O'Shea will continue the partnership that we saw during the two games in September.
Matt Doherty resumes his position at right wingback, with Callum O'Dowda taking the spot on the other flank. It will be O'Dowda's first international appearance since November 2020.
In midfield, Josh Cullen and Jayson Molumby will be partnered by Alan Browne.
Up front we will see the duo of Michael Obafemi and Callum Robinson. The uncapped duo of Will Smallbone and Evan Ferguson have been included on the bench.
Here is the team in full.
STARTING XI | Ireland v Norway
Callum O'Dowda & Callum Robinson come into the starting line-up for tonight's international friendly at the @AVIVAStadium ⤵️
John Egan ©️ with kick-off at 7.45pm ⌚️
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Gavin Bazunu Matt Doherty, Nathan Collins, John Egan (c), Dara O'Shea, Callum O'Dowda, Josh Cullen, Alan Browne, Jayson Molumby, Michael Obafemi, Callum Robinson.
Ireland will be hoping to end a mixed 2022 on a high this week, with the game this evening quickly followed a fixture in Malta on Sunday.
This will be the first meeting with Norway since 2010, where Shane Long scored Ireland's only goal during a 2-1 defeat in Dublin.
Of course the visitors will be without talisman Erling Haaland, who has not travelled for this game. They will be captained by Arsenal's Martin Odegaard.
While there are no qualification points on the line this month, Stephen Kenny will want to see two good performances from his team. Their UEFA Nations League campaign was an up and down one, featuring some good performances and a couple of very poor results.
This will also be the manager's final opportunity to get a look at his players in green ahead of the Euro 2024 qualifiers next year, which kick off in March with the visit of France to the Aviva. With the Netherlands also in that group, some big improvements will be needed moving forward if the team are to have any chance of qualifying for the tournament automatically.