Update on 28/August: There are now reports that Karsruhe FC have refused to host the game.
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Following FIFA’s decision on August 19th to play the Ireland v Georgia world cup qualifier at a neutral venue, the Georgian Football federation (GFF) has announced that the European Group Eight qualifier will be played in the German city of Karlsruhe.
Last week, world soccer’s governing body FIFA announced that the game would be moved from Tbilisi due to the tensions in Georgia following the military invasion by Russian forces as a result of a conflict over the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Getting to Karlsruhe
Ryanair operate direct flights from Dublin Airport to Karlsruhe and also to Frankfurt-Hahn, another ryanair hub, which is just one hour away by high speed ICE train. Frankfurt Hahn is also served from Kerry Airport.