Republic of Ireland football team to host England in June 2015

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Updated: April 8, 2014
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It has mentioned as a possibility for the last 18 months but this morning the FAI confirmed that the Republic of Ireland will host neighbours England in an international friendly at Aviva Stadium in June 2015.

Martin O’Neill’s  and Roy Keane side will play their rivals on Sunday 7th of June 2015, only days before facing other near neighbours Scotland in a Euro 2016 qualifier at the same venue.

England’s have not visited Dublin since the troubled game at Lansdowne Road in 1995, when the match was abandoned due to rioting from visiting fans who were throwing chairs and other objects at Irish fans.

Ireland played England in a friendly in  May 2013 at Wembley, when Tipperary man Shane Long scored for Ireland in a 1-1 draw.

Lets hope on the day of President Michael D Higgins state visit to England that this is another step towards a friendlier relationship between the two countries.

 

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