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Ireland face Oman in Dublin

The Republic of Ireland have announced they will face Oman as part of their preparations for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Ireland will entertain Paul Le Guen's men at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday, 3 September, four days before their opening qualifier in Georgia.

The two sides last met in September 2012 when goals from Robbie Brady, Alex Pearce, Shane Long and Kevin Doyle secured a 4-1 victory for Ireland at Craven Cottage.

It will be manager Martin O'Neill's last opportunity to run the rule over his players before the competitive games start.

Ireland also have friendlies against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal later in the next six weeks.