Ireland vs France: Where to watch the match online, live stream, TV channels & kick-off time

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How to watch the Euro 2024 qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and World Cup runners-up France.

The Republic of Ireland embark on their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign on Monday when they host France at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

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Stephen Kenny's Boys in Green are expected to be up against it against Kylian Mbappe and co., who come into the game after a resounding 4-0 victory over the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the Irish scraped to a 3-2 win over Latvia in a warm-up friendly last week.

Of course, there is a slight edge to this fixture since the 2010 World Cup play-off scandal, where France advanced to the tournament with the help of a Thierry Henry handball, but it is not likely to weigh heavy on the minds of the younger players.

Here, GOAL brings you everything you need to know about the match, including where to watch on TV and stream it live online.

  1. Kick-off time

    Kick-off time

    Date:March 27, 2023
    Kick-off time:7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET / 00:15am IST (Mar 28)
    Venue:Aviva Stadium, Dublin

    The game between Ireland and France will take place on Monday March 27, 2023 and it is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm BST in the UK, 2:45pm ET in the U.S. and 00:15am the following day in India.

  2. How to watch Ireland vs France online - TV channels & live streams
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    How to watch Ireland vs France online - TV channels & live streams

    TV channels & streaming options

    CountryTV channelLive stream
    UKViaplay Sports 1Viaplay App
    IrelandRTE 2RTE Player
    FranceTF1TF1 Live
    IndiaSony LIVSony LIV

    Viaplay Sports is showing Ireland versus France live on TV in the United Kingdom - sign up to watch here.

    In the United States, the game can be streamed live online with fubo - sign up to watch here - or watched live on TV on FS1.

    TF1 is broadcasting the match on TV in France, while Sony LIV has the rights for Euro 2024 qualifiers in India.

  3. Team news & squads

    Team news & squads

    Ireland team news

    There will be a number of changes to the Ireland team that defeated Latvia last Wednesday, with Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu expected to replace Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher between the posts.

    Atletico Madrid right-back Matt Doherty wore the captain's armband in the last game, but his place is under threat from chief captain Seamus Coleman, with the Everton defender enjoying more regular game time in the Premier League.

    Midfielders Josh Cullen and Jason Knight are likely to come into the reckoning, having been rested, but Will Smallbone's performance against Latvia has given the head coach a dilemma. Sheffield United centre-back John Egan is expected to return to the heart of the defence, while Evan Ferguson, who was recently included in the 2023 NXGN list, will continue to lead the attack.

    Ireland are missing a number of experienced campaigners for the game, including prolific Fulham centre-back Shane Duffy and forward Callum Robinson, who has eight goals to his name for the Boys in Green.

    Goalkeepers:Bazunu, Kelleher, Travers
    Defenders:McClean, Coleman, Doherty, Egan, O'Dowda, O'Shea, Collins, Omobamidele, Brady
    Midfielders:Hendrick, Browne, Cullen, Molumby, Knight, McGrath, Sykes, Smallbone
    Forwards:Parrott, Ogbene, Idah, Obafemi, Keane, Ferguson, Johnston

    France team news

    The Euro 2024 qualifying campaign marks something of a turning point for Les Bleus, with experienced heads such as Raphael Varane and Hugo Lloris passing the torch to a new generation, while Mbappe has been handed the captain's armband.

    Didier Deschamps' decision to give the honour to the Paris Saint-Germain striker ahead of Antoine Griezmann prompted a flurry of controversy and headlines, but the noise has evidently not distracted the players, who put on a polished display against the Dutch last time out.

    As such, Deschamps is unlikely to make many changes for the game against Ireland. Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate will continue as the centre-back pairing in front of new number one, Mike Maignan. Mbappe, Griezmann and Kingsley Coman will provide the pace and guile to support either Randal Kolo Muani or Olivier Giroud in attack.

    Goalkeepers:Samba, Maignan, Areola
    Defenders:Pavard, Disasi, Upamecano, Kounde, Konate, Todibo, Theo
    Midfielders:Fofana, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Veretout, K. Thuram, Camavinga
    Forwards:Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroud, M. Thuram, Muani, Diaby, Coman

    Head-to-head record

    May 28, 2018France 2-0 IrelandFriendly
    Jun 26, 2016France 2-1 IrelandEuro 2016
    Nov 18, 2009France 1-1 IrelandWorld Cup 2010 play-off
    Nov 14, 2009Ireland 0-1 FranceWorld Cup 2010 play-off
    Sep 7, 2005Ireland 0-1 FranceWorld Cup 2006 qualifying

    France have not lost in their last seven meetings with Ireland, recording four victories and three draws against the Boys in Green. The last time Ireland beat France was on October 14, 1981, when goals from Frank Stapleton and Michael Robinson helped them on their way to a famous win in the 1982 World Cup qualifying stage.

    The last meeting between the sides was a friendly game in 2018, which France won 2-0 thanks to goals from Giroud and Nabil Fekir. Interestingly, among those to play in that game was Declan Rice, who later switched international allegiance to England.

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