Friendly between Republic of Ireland and England 'highly unlikely'

The Aviva Stadium, Dublin
The Republic were keen to play England at the impressive new Aviva Stadium

FAI chief executive John Delaney has said that a proposed friendly between the Republic of Ireland and England in Dublin is "highly unlikely".

"The English perspective is that we could play them in the quarter-finals of the Euros, so they're not that keen to do it in May," added Delaney.

The Republic are keen to face high-profile teams before the tournament.

The last match between the sides in 1995, at Lansdowne Road, was abandoned after 27 minutes due to crowd trouble.

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