Republic of Ireland vs Latvia: International Friendly Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Both side's previous outings was in November last year, with the hosts securing a narrow 1-0 friendly-win away to Malta, while Latvia lost to Iceland on penalties in the Baltic Cup final.

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By Sreejith C R | Mar 21, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Republic of Ireland will host Latvia in an international friendly match at Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night. This game will act as the final preparation for the two nations’ respective Euro 2024 qualifying campaigns. Both side’s previous outings was in November last year, with the hosts securing a narrow 1-0 friendly-win away to Malta, while Latvia lost to Iceland on penalties in the Baltic Cup final. Meanwhile, the last meeting between these two teams was almost a decade ago, which ended 3-0 in favor of Ireland.

Ireland are draw in the qualification Group B, alongside France, Netherlands, Gibraltar and Greece. It is fair to say that the Boys in Green are one of the underdogs in the group and are provided with an immensely difficult proposition. Stephen Kennedy’s side’s last competitive action was back in the Nations League back in September last year , where they finished their campaign with a dramatic 3-2 win over Armenia, thanks to John Egan’s 18th-minute opener, 52nd-minute effort from Michael Obafemi and Robert Brady’s winner one minute into the injury time. Ireland managed to secure only a third place finish in League B Group 1 of the Nations League.

Latvia, on the other hand, enjoyed an fruitful Nations League campaign during 2022, collecting 13 points from six games to earn a return to League C. 11 Wolves started their group with four consecutive wins and concluded with a 2-1 defeat to Moldova and a 1-1 draw in Andorra. In November last year, Dainis Kazakevic’s side defeated Estonia 5-3 on penalties to reach the final of the Baltic Cup, where they were beaten by Iceland on tiebreaker. Latvian winger Andrejs Ciganiks canceled out Isak Johannesson’s opener to force the game into extra time and penalties where Our Boys prevailed 8-7. Meanwhile Latvia are drawn in Group D of the Euro 2024 qualifying, alongside Armenia, Croatia, Turkey and Wales.

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Probable Lineups

Republic of Ireland Probable Lineup: Bazunu, Coleman, Collins, Egan, O’Shea, O’Dowda, Cullen, Molumby, Browne, Obafemi, Parrott

Latvia Probable Lineup: Steinbors, Sorokins, Cernomordijs, Balodis, Jurkovskis, Jaunzems, Emsis, Zjuzins, Ciganiks, Ikauniekis, Krollis

Form Guide

Republic of Ireland

OpponentsScore
Malta0-1 (W)
Norway1-2 (L)
Armenia3-2 (W)
Scotland2-1 (L)
Ukraine1-1 (D)

Latvia

Opponents Score
Iceland1(7)-(8)1 (L)
Estonia2-1 (W)
Andorra1-1 (D)
Moldova1-2 (L)
Liechtenstein0-2 (W)

Head to Head

Last 5 match-resultsScore
Ireland beat Latvia3-0
Ireland beat Latvia2-1
Ireland beat Latvia0-3
Ireland beat Latvia0-2
Ireland beat Latvia4-0

Ireland vs Latvia Live Schedule and Fixture

The international friendly match between Ireland and Latvia will take place at Aviva Stadium on Thursday 1:15 am IST.

Ireland vs Latvia Key Details
DateMarch 22 (Ireland)
VenueAviva Stadium
Kickoff time in UK7:45 pm (Wednesday)
Kickoff time in Latvia9:45 pm (Wednesday)
Kickoff time in India1:15 am (Thursday)

Where to watch Ireland vs Latvia ?

The live telecast of the international friendly between Republic of Ireland and Latvia will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides the fans can live stream through Sony Liv. Meanwhile, those in Ireland and Latvia can catch the live action via RTE network and Viaplay Latvia respectively.





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