STEPHEN KENNY'S Republic of Ireland side will now open their UEFA Nations League campaign in Armenia on Saturday, June 4, following detailed discussions with UEFA, FIFA and the Ukrainian, Scottish and Armenian Associations.
In light of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Group B1 fixture list has been rescheduled to accommodate the FIFA World Cup Play-Off fixture between Scotland and Ukraine which is now to be played on June 1, with the winners set to play Wales on June 5.
⚽ A new match schedule for World Cup qualifying play-offs and several #NationsLeague matches has been agreed.
🤝 This is thanks to a remarkable spirit of solidarity and cooperation by all.
🗓️ 1 June: Scotland vs Ukraine
🗓️ 5 June: Wales vs Scotland/Ukraine
Full details: ⬇️
— UEFA (@UEFA) April 14, 2022
Instead of a home game versus Ukraine to open the qualifying campaign,
Ireland will now travel to Yerevan for the June 4 fixture before hosting Ukraine in Dublin on Wednesday, June 8, and Scotland on Saturday, June 11.
The summer games will conclude with an away fixture against Ukraine on Tuesday, June 14, at a venue to be decided in consultation with the Ukrainian FA and UEFA.
Both matches in September have been put back 24 hours with Ireland's away match in Scotland now taking place on Saturday, September 24, as Scotland will host Ukraine in the Nations League on September 21.
The Nations League group campaign concludes for Ireland with the Aviva Stadium clash against Armenia on Tuesday, September 27. Kick-off times for all games will be confirmed at a later date.
“We held very productive and amicable talks with UEFA, FIFA and our fellow Associations this week and we are delighted to accommodate our colleagues in Ukraine with this rescheduling,” said FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.
“The FAI and European football stand with the people of Ukraine and we look forward to welcoming them to Dublin on June 8.”
FIXTURES UPDATE | UEFA Nations League
In light of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Group B1 fixture list has been rescheduled
June 4 | 🇦🇲 v 🇮🇪
June 8 | 🇮🇪 v 🇺🇦
June 11 | 🇮🇪 v 🏴
June 14 | 🇺🇦 v 🇮🇪
Sep 24 | 🏴 v 🇮🇪
Sep 27 | 🇮🇪 v 🇦🇲
*KO times & ticket details to follow pic.twitter.com/RQh2L3KCza
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) April 14, 2022
REVISED REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES
June 4 | Armenia v Republic of IrelandJune 8 | Republic of Ireland v Ukraine June 11 | Republic of Ireland v Scotland June 14 | Ukraine v Republic of Ireland September 24 | Scotland v Republic of Ireland September 27 | Republic of Ireland v Armenia