Ireland to play friendly match to raise funds for family of tragic Piermario Morosini

Giovanni Trapattoni revealed that his Ireland squad are keen for the game to happen which will benefit the loved ones of the late midfielder
Ireland look set to play a pre-Euro 2012 friendly match against a Tuscany selection in order to raise funds for the family of the late Piermario Morosini.

Morosini collapsed during a Serie B match for Livorno earlier this month and the death of the 25-year-old shocked the world of football.

The Boys in Green will spend a week prior to this summer's European Championship in Montecatini and boss Giovanni Trapattoni told reporters in Mullingar that he is keen for the fundraiser to go ahead.

"We have discussed it with the organisers of the camp and with the FAI. It's not done yet but everybody agrees it is a good gesture," said the Italian.

Funds from the game will be used to help the late player's severely disabled younger sister, for whom Morosini provided during his playing career. He was laid to rest on April 19.