The Republic of Ireland's UEFA Nations League game in Bulgaria will go ahead next month as scheduled, the FAI has confirmed.

Ireland begin their campaign in Sofia on Thursday, 3 September in what will be Stephen Kenny's first game in charge.

The FAI said in a statement that "Final details are still under discussion but the fixture will go ahead in Bulgaria as scheduled."

The location of the game had been considered in doubt as Bulgaria is not on the Irish government's green list but it appears an exemption will be granted and it will not need to be moved to a neutral venue.

The match, and Ireland's home fixture against Finland three days later, will both be played without fans.