Ireland set to play England in May

A scene from the game in February 1995.

It has been reported that the Republic of Ireland will play England in a friendly at Wembley next year.

It will form part of the English FA’s 150-year anniversary celebrations next May.

The two nations have not played each other since their February 1995 clash in Lansdowne Road which was postponed after 27 minutes when England fans started rioting.

It is a coup for the FAI who had tried to arrange a meeting with England prior to the European Championships, but was shelved when the draw for the competition brought the possibility of the two facing each other in the quarter-finals.

With the game being played in Wembley, it means that the FA will owe the FAI a return game at the Aviva.

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