England confirm fixture with Republic of Ireland

Tuesday 08 Apr 2014
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin
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England will travel to Dublin to face Republic of Ireland in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday 7 June 2015.

The meeting between the sides will form part of preparations during the qualification campaign for UEFA Euro 2016. England face Slovenia on Sunday 14 June 2015, but a week prior to that away qualifier, will play Martin O'Neill's team.

It will be the second meeting between the two nations in two years. Ireland made their first visit to the new Wembley in 2013, as part of The FA's 150th anniversary celebrations, Shane Long and Frank Lampard scored the goals in a 1-1 draw.

Frank Lampard scores to equalise for England

Frank Lampard scores to equalise for England against Ireland at Wembley in May 2013

 

Club England Managing Director Adrian Bevington said: "While inevitably the focus for Roy and his team is on Brazil and the World Cup, we are always planning further ahead and we are delighted to announce this fixture next summer.

"We have had recent visits to France to begin initial plans for that tournament, and our friendly matches will also form a key part in the qualification campaign and preparation. It will be a significant moment for England to play in Dublin again, and due to the hard work by both organisations on many fronts we fully expect it to be a fantastic occasion enjoyed by both sets of fans."

The two teams have faced 14 times previously, with England winning five and losing two, with half the matches ending all square.

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By FA Staff