The Republic of Ireland will be wearing their traditional green jerseys when they take on World and European champions Spain at this summer's European Championships in Poland.

It had been thought that they would wear their white away kit in the game at the impressive PGE Arena in Gdansk on 14 June.

However, the FAI confirmed to journalists during a trip to the stadium that Ireland would line out in their first-choice green kit even though Spain are the designated home team.

FIFA and UEFA had previously sought to avoid both teams playing in dark or light shirts, as it made it more difficult for people watching on black and white television to distinguish between the two teams.

Ireland will now only wear the away kit in the final group game against Italy in Poznan on Monday 18 June.

However, those who believe in omens will be worried at Ireland wearing white in what could be a crucial game.

Ireland have been wearing white when they have been knocked out of their past three tournaments in 1990 (Italy), 1994 (Netherlands) and 2002 (Spain).

As well as hosting the Ireland-Spain encounter, the magnificent PGE Arena will stage Spain's other two games against Italy and Croatia, and one quarter-final on 22 June.

While some construction work around the ground has yet to be completed, the €150m amber-clad venue, representing the mining tradition in the area, is ready to go for the tournament.

The stadium was opened in September 2011 and has already hosted its first international between Poland and Germany earlier this year.

The general capacity for the European Championships has been reduced from 42,000 to 40,000, but the steep seating will provide uninterrupted views of the action for those lucky enough to have a ticket.

Home team Lechia Gdansk will play another three games on the pitch before it is dug up at the end of the season and replaced by a new playing surface.

A stadium spokesman confirmed that this was always the plan and the process is currently at the tendering stage.

Inside, the facilities for the players are what would be expected at this level, with the large dressing rooms, warm-up areas and even a Jacuzzi.

The PGE Arena's chapel is also expected to be much in use during the four matches at the stadium.

The small, intimate, non-denominational chapel offers players and managers a chance to step back from the pressure of the upcoming game or reflect on a performance.

There will also be two priests on hand at the stadium for any players or managers seeking divine intervention or any match officials seeking contrition.