Ireland to play Spain at Yankee Stadium on June 11

The Boys in Green are heading Stateside for a friendly encounter against the reigning world and European champions at Yankee Stadium
The FAI has confirmed that the Republic of Ireland will face Spain on June 11 in a friendly match at Yankee Stadium, New York at 20:00 EST.

The game against the reigning world and European champions will be the last in a sequence of four matches for the Boys in Green at the end of the season.

Ireland play England on May 29 in a Wembley friendly before taking on Georgia in Dublin on June 2. The World Cup 2014 qualification match against Faroe Islands takes place at the Aviva Stadium on June 7 before the squad departs for the Big Apple.

Giovanni Trapattoni, the Ireland manager, said: "I am looking forward to playing this match in New York. Our team is in evolving and showing a lot of promise. The recent games demonstrated that our players have serious potential. Matches against opposition like England, Georgia and Spain are very helpful to that development and great preparation for our important competitive fixtures in June, September and October."

Chelsea will take on Manchester City at the same venue on May 25 and ticket bundles will be available from 10:00 EST April 10.

Meanwhile, the FAI has received confirmation that the September World Cup qualifier against Austria will take place in Vienna.