Northern Ireland

English FA denies Republic of Ireland friendly plan

Aviva Stadium
Image caption The Republic of Ireland play their home games at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin

The English FA has denied it has any plans to play a friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin in June.

RTE reported that the two sides would meet for the first time since 1995 when rioting by English hooligans forced the game to be abandoned.

However, the Football Association in London issued a swift denial, explaining that it had not organised any friendlies for next year.

It was reported that the game could be worth 4m euros (£3.36m) to the FAI.

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