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Ireland gear up for Wembley face-off this evening against the ‘Old Enemy’


Ireland face England at Wembley in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium to start
a three-match schedule in November. 

Fixture | 
England v Ireland
Date | Thursday, November 12
Kick-off | 8pm
Location | Wembley Stadium 

WHAT THE MANAGER SAID

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny 


“The bigger picture has always been the World Cup qualifiers but Ireland have never won in Wembley. We’ve won twice against England, once in Stuttgart and once in Goodison (Park) 70-odd years ago, so it has been a long time.”

“England are in good form and we have played well at times, against Slovakia particularly, so we are looking forward to going there and we want to perform well. The players are very committed.”

Watch the full press conference on FAI TV here…

WHAT THE SKIPPER SAID 

Ireland captain Seamus Coleman 


“I have great memories of our last trip to Wembley of course. It was a massive game and a great result for us, Shane Long’s header that night was fantastic. Having the fans there and a massive support behind us is something we’re going to miss out on now but it’s a massive game. 

“England will obviously be favourites coming into the game and we’ve got to be ready for that. Regardless of who you play, whether it is England or Slovakia, I’m sure the lads will be up for it like they are every game when you put on the green shirt.”

Watch the full press conference on FAI TV here…

TEAM NEWS

Ireland have been hit with a number of injuries ahead of their three international matches against England, Wales and Bulgaria. 


Striker Aaron Connolly and defender Enda Stevens have pulled out of the squad through injury whilst striker Callum Robinson has left camp after his positive COVID-19 test. 

Striker Sean Maguire has come into the squad and Swansea City midfielder Ryan Manning will link up with the squad after the England match. 

TRAINING

The Ireland squad trained at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, November 11 ahead of their match with England. 

Watch the Inside Training from Wembley Stadium on FAI TV here. 

Republic of Ireland Squad 

Goalkeepers: 
Darren Randolph (West Ham United),
Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool),
Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton),
Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur),
Kevin Long (Burnley),
Shane Duffy (Celtic),
John Egan (Sheffield United),
Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion),
Cyrus Christie (Nottingham Forest).

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa),
James McCarthy (Crystal Palace),
Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest),
Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United),
Alan Browne (Preston North End),
Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion),
Robbie Brady (Burnley),
Jack Byrne* (Shamrock Rovers),
Ryan Manning* (Swansea City).

Attackers: James McClean (Stoke City),
Adam Idah (Norwich City),
James Collins (Luton Town),
Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth),
Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City),
Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers),
Sean Maguire (Preston North End).

*Will join Ireland squad before Wales fixture. 

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