THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND football team will play their upcoming Euro 2024 game this September to avoid clashing with the Rugby World Cup, which is held the same week.
Didier Deschamp's side usually play their their home games at Stade de France, but Ireland will now face France at The Parc des Princes.
With a total capacity of 47,929, Parc des Princes serves as the home of Paris Saint-Germain and had previously been the venue for the French national team's home games before the establishment of Stade de France.
The stadium has hosted games at the finals of the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2016.
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The Rugby World Cup begins Friday September 8, with the hosts France playing New Zealand on the opening night. While Stephen Kenny's side face France in Paris the night before on Thursday, September 7.
Before the game against France, Ireland travel to Greece and host Gibraltar in June before the double header with France and the Netherlands.
In March, Ireland suffered a narrow defeat of 1-0 to France in their Euro 2024 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Benjamin Pavard scored the decisive goal.