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Ireland to take on Iceland in Dublin next year

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Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson celebrates after his team's victory over England
Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson celebrates after his team's victory over England

The Republic of Ireland will play an international friendly against Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland in March 2017.

Iceland captured the imagination of European football over the summer with their infamous thunderclap and victory over England in the round of 16 at the Euros.

The Ireland-Iceland matchup will take place on March 28, four days after a crucial World Cup qualifier for the Boys in Green against Wales, with both ties being played at the Aviva Stadium.

Like Ireland, Iceland sit joint-top of their World Cup qualifying group and should represent a stern test for Martin O'Neill's team.

The match is being offered as a bonus game for Season Ticket holders.