Republic of Ireland announce Andorra and Hungary friendlies as part of summer training camp | Football News

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The Republic of Ireland will play friendlies against Andorra and Hungary in June ahead of attempting to resurrect their floundering World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Stephen Kenny’s men will travel to the Estadi Nacional in Andorra La Vella on June 3 before playing Hungary at an unconfirmed venue five days later.

The fixtures will form part of a summer training camp in preparation for a trio of World Cup qualifiers in early September against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia.



Stephen Kenny  says he is not hurt by the criticism following two World Cup qualifying defeats and a draw against Qatar in the last week




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Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny insists criticism of his reign to date is ‘irrelevant’ to him and he has vowed to give the fans a team to be proud of

Manager Kenny is yet to taste victory since replacing Mick McCarthy last April, losing six of his 11 games and drawing the other five.

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His struggling side were humiliated at home by minnows Luxembourg on Saturday after beginning World Cup qualifying with defeat to Serbia in Belgrade three days earlier.



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Highlights of the drawn friendly between Qatar and Republic of Ireland

They are already seven points adrift of both Portugal and Serbia in Group A, albeit having played a game less.

Ireland failed to qualify for this summer’s rearranged European Championships after losing on penalties to Slovakia in the play-off semi-finals last October.



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