Slovakia v Ireland: On For Now

The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 with Slovakia is still set to go ahead, but reviews are pending due to the covid-19 outbreak.

The Slovak FA say they will respect the decision of health officials there regarding this month’s Euro 2020 playoff with Ireland.

As of this morning, five cases of coronavirus had been reported in Slovakia with all schools in Bratislava closed.


2,200 Irish fans are due to travel to the Slovak capital on March 26th, but the game being played behind closed doors appears more likely.

In a statement the FAI said; “The FAI is in communication with the Slovakian FA and local authorities regarding the UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off in Bratislava scheduled for March 26th and is also engaged in talks around the fixture with UEFA and the Irish Embassy in Slovakia.

As of today, Monday, the game is scheduled to go ahead as planned but talks will continue involving all parties. The Slovakian FA are in constant communication with their Government and health officials and will inform us immediately of any update.

The FAI will continue to heed the advice of the Irish Government and UEFA in relation to this game and will relay any news around the fixtures to supporters and staff as soon as it becomes available.”