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The FAI is being extra cautious about who it sells tickets to for Ireland v England

You will need to produce identification if you want to but tickets, which go on sale in the morning.

Joe Hart and Robbie Keane when the teams last met at Wembley in 2013.
Joe Hart and Robbie Keane when the teams last met at Wembley in 2013.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

TICKETS FOR NEXT month’s international friendly between Ireland and England go on general sale at 10am this morning.

Irish football clubs, leagues, supporters club members and season ticket holders have been availing of the pre-sale since April and the remaining tickets for the game, scheduled for 1pm on 7 June at the Aviva Stadium, can be bought online on from today.

Extra security measures have been put in place for the first meeting of the two nations in Dublin since the infamous Lansdowne Road Riot — when the match was abandoned after serious crowd trouble from visiting supporters in February 1995.

And the FAI has warned that those purchasing tickets will have to produce an Irish passport, driving licence or proof of residence in Ireland when collecting them at the Ballsbridge Hotel on the morning of the game.

Meanwhile, the FA has called on travelling English fans to behave respectfully and refrain from chanting anti-IRA songs if they are travelling to the Irish capital.

“The FA has consistently urged supporters to show respect and not chant songs that could be regarded as insulting to others, particularly from a religious or political perspective” the statement reads. ”In light of recent behaviour, this message needs to be proactively reinforced.

“England fans’ behaviour abroad has dramatically improved over the last decade but The FA and authorities are not complacent in this area and fully support the forthcoming introduction of a new anti-discrimination monitoring system by FIFA in collaboration with the Fare network.

“As ever, The FA continues to work with relevant authorities behind-the-scenes ahead of all fixtures and certain measures have already been put in place for the Republic of Ireland game.”

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