Republic of Ireland set to face England at Wembley next month

The match takes place as the first part of an international triple-header which sees games in the Uefa Nations League away to Wales and home to Bulgaria after the friendly.
Republic of Ireland set to face England at Wembley next month

The game will take place on Thursday, November 12 with an 8pm kick-off.

The Republic of Ireland will take on Gareth Southgate’s England in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium next month, the FAI have confirmed.

The game will take place on Thursday, November 12 with an 8pm kick-off.

The friendly will represent Ireland’s first game against England since a scoreless draw at the Aviva Stadium in June 2015. The sides drew 1-1 at Wembley in May 2013.

The match takes place as the first part of an international triple-header which sees games in the Uefa Nations League away to Wales and home to Bulgaria after the friendly.

The lack of travel between games makes the clash at the London venue the perfect game for Stephen Kenny's side in the next international window, after controversy embroiled the recent trip to Slovakia.

"It’s a high-quality game for the team," Kenny said. "With minimal travel between London, Cardiff and Dublin in these changed times, it is better for us logistically with player welfare paramount.

"It helps ensure we will have our strongest possible squad available for all three matches."

The fixture may see Declan Rice, who was capped three times for Ireland in 2018 - the year he won the FAI Young Player of the Year award - play against his former country in English colours.

Jack Grealish, who played under-age football for Ireland made his England debut earlier this year.

Ireland last defeated their neighbours in that famous Euro '88 clash while England's last win over the Boys in Green came in 1985 with Gary Linekar scoring the decisive goal in a 2-1 win.

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