Republic of Ireland friendly against England to kick-off at 1.0pm

Game on Sunday June 7th set for lunchtime start ‘following discussions with the FA, broadcasters, and the Gardaí'

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan holds off the challenge of England’s   Daniel Sturridge during the friendly international  at Wembley Stadium in May 2013. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan holds off the challenge of England’s Daniel Sturridge during the friendly international at Wembley Stadium in May 2013. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 

The Football Association of Ireland has announced that the prestige friendly international between the Republic of Ireland and England will kick-off at 1.0pm on Sunday June 7th.

A statement released by the FAI say the decision was made “following discussions with the FA, broadcasters, and the Gardaí”.

A total of 3,000 tickets will be made available to travelling supporters and they will be made available through the English FA. Irish ticket sales details will be provided in due course according to the FAI.

Second Captains

The summer fixture is the first time the two will meet in Dublin since the abandoned friendly at Lansdowne Road in 1995 when the game was abandoned after 27 minutes because of rioting from England fans. Ireland had just gone 1-0 up through a David Kelly goal.

The two sides played a friendly international at Wembley Stadium in May 2013, with Shane Long and Frank Lampard scoring the goals in a 1-1 draw.

Both sides have key Euro 2016 qualification fixtures the week after the friendly, with Ireland taking on Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday June 13th and England travelling to take on Slovenia the following day.

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