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Ireland's friendly with England has been given a particularly early kick-off time

The Aviva Stadium will host the game at 1pm on 7 June.

Shane Long and Gary Cahill when the teams last met in 2013.
Shane Long and Gary Cahill when the teams last met in 2013.

IRELAND WILL PLAY England at 1pm on 7 June, it has been confirmed by the FAI today.

The nations are set to meet in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium this summer as the Boys in Green prepare for a potentially-huge Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland a week later.

After discussions between the FAI, the FA, the Gardaí and TV broadcasters, the decision has been taken to make it a lunchtime kick-off. The fixture also lands the day after the Champions League final in Berlin.

It will be the second time in two years that the teams have faced off in a friendly. Back in in May 2013, Shane Long opened the scoring with a header before Frank Lampard earned Roy Hodgson’s men a 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium.

Ireland haven’t hosted England in an international match since February 1995, when rioting by a section of travelling fans saw 20 people injured at Lansdowne Road.

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