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Look at all the World Cup warm-up games Setanta / BT Sport are showing
Why wait until 12 June when you can start bingeing on football right now?

THERE’S STILL 17 days to go until the World Cup but don’t worry, football fans — there’s plenty of action to keep you occupied.

Subscribers to the Setanta Sports Pack will be able to watch 24 international friendlies over the coming weeks, including Ireland’s games against Italy and Portugal.

There aren’t too many standout fixtures on the list but if you want to see Spain, Germany, Brazil, France and Belgium before the tournament kicks off on 12 June, you’re sorted.

The games will be shown on Setanta Ireland, Setanta 1, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 2.

World Cup warm-up matches

May 26th

  • Australia v South Africa, 10.30, BT Sport 1
  • Russia v Slovakia, 15:00, Setanta 1
  • Belgium v Luxembourg, 19:45, Setanta 1

May 27th

  • France v Norway, 20.00, BT Sport 1

May 28th

  • USA v Azerbaijan, 00.00, BT Sport 2

May 30th

  • Turkey v Honduras, 01:00, Setanta 1
  • Spain v Bolivia, 21:00, Setanta 1

May 31st

  • Italy v Republic of Ireland, 19.45, Setanta Ireland

June 1st

  • Germany v Cameroon, 17.00, BT Sport 2
  • USA v Turkey, 19.00, BT Sport 2
  • France v Paraguay, 19.45, BT Sport 1

June 2nd

  • Honduras v Israel, 01:00, Setanta 1

June 3rd

  • Czech Republic v Austria, 19:30, Setanta 1

June 5th

  • Ivory Coast v El Salvador, 02:00, Setanta 1

June 6th

  • Brazil v Serbia, 01:00, BT Sport 2
  • Russia v Morocco, 17.00, Setanta 1
  • Germany v Armenia, 19.45, BT Sport 1

June 7th

  • Australia v Croatia, 01:00, BT Sport 1
  • Greece v Bolivia, 01:00, Setanta 1
  • Belgium v Tunisia, 19.45, Setanta Ireland
  • Spain v El Salvador, 21:00, Setanta 1
  • USA v Nigeria, 23.00, BT Sport 1

June 8th

  • France v Jamaica, 20.00, BT Sport 1

June 11th

  • Portugal v Republic of Ireland, 00.45, Setanta Ireland

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