Republic of Ireland to face Costa Rica in friendly

Ireland to face Costa Rica in friendly
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The Republic of Ireland will play Costa Rica as part of the Central American nation's pre-World Cup programme.

The Republic of Ireland have agreed to a friendly match against Costa Rica in Philadelphia on June 7.

The game will serve as a pre-World Cup warm-up for the Central American nation, who will also take on Japan in Tampa on June 2.

Ireland have additional friendlies against Turkey in Dublin on May 25, Italy at Fulham's Craven Cottage on May 31, and Portugal on June 10 in New Jersey.

Costa Rica will be England's final opponents in Group D at the World Cup finals.

John O'Shea of Republic of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group C match against Sweden on September 6, 2013
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