9 Apr 2014

Ireland and England to meet in Dublin next year

9:28 am on 9 April 2014

Ireland will take on England in a football friendly in June next year, the first meeting between the teams in Dublin since a 1995 friendly was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

The sides, who drew 1-1 in a friendly at Wembley last year, were shepherded off the pitch in the old Lansdowne Road 20 years ago with Ireland 1-0 in front after some English fans began throwing missiles, including seating ripped from the stands.

Martin O'Neil's Irish side will be midway through a European Championship qualifying campaign that includes games against Germany, Poland and Scotland when the sides meet on June 7th.

England, who unlike Ireland will travel to Brazil for the World Cup in June, face an easier campaign to reach Euro 2016, with Switzerland and Slovenia putting up the main competition.