Confirmed: Ireland To Play England In Wembley Friendly

Confirmed: Ireland To Play England In Wembley Friendly

The FAI has confirmed that Ireland will play England in a friendly game at Wembley on November 12th. The game will kick off at 8pm.

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

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

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 Ireland squad will base themselves in England ahead of the match which will be followed by Nations League games away to Wales and home to Bulgaria.

The English FA are currently working with their Government on a return for spectators but the Ireland fixture is scheduled to be played behind-closed-doors. England were due to host New Zealand in the first game of the November international window but that game was cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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