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04th Jun 2022

Ireland v Armenia: Team news for the Uefa Nations League clash

Luke Jennings

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Ireland’s starting XI has been announced.

Stephen Kenny has named his Republic of Ireland starting XI ahead of their Uefa Nations League clash against Armenia at the National Stadium in Yerevan.

The Boys in Green are in search of their first win in the Nations League, on the 11th attempt, having drawn five and lost five since the competition began in 2018.

Ireland Armenia team news Uefa Nations League

Ireland team news.

Kenny made three changes from the side that drew 2-2 against Belgium at the Aviva Stadium in March.

Caoimhin Kelleher retains his place in goal for the Boys in Green on the back of the March international friendlies. Gavin Bazunu drops to the bench due to a niggling back injury.

Enda Stevens comes back into Kenny’s side for the first time since October in the place of James McClean at left-wing-back.

Seamus Coleman starts at right-wing-back due to Matt Doherty rupturing his medial collateral ligament in April. Nathan Collins fills the void left by Coleman in the back-three.

The final change has Troy Parrott playing in the place of Jason Knight, the Dubliner has been rewarded with a start as a result of his 97th-minute winner against Lithuania in March.

Here is the Ireland team:

Who are Ireland playing against?

Kenny’s side are playing Armenia in the opening game of their Nations League campaign.

Joaquín Caparrós’ side are ranked 92nd in the FIFA world rankings and come into this match having lost 9-0 to Norway in March.

However, they finished fourth in their 2022 World Cup qualification group, finishing ahead of Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Ireland Armenia team news Uefa Nations League

The Nations League match takes place at the National Stadium in Yerevan, with kick-off at 2:00 pm.

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