Giovanni Trapattoni has named a strong Irish team for the game with England at Wembley. Aiden McGeady returns to the wing while Robbie Keane and Shane Long lead the attack. Stephen Kelly is also back in the manager’s good books.
John O’Shea and Sean St. Ledger form the central defensive partnership with Stephen Kelly back in Trap’s favour. He and Seamus Coleman line out in the full-back spots.
The game is taking place to mark the 150th anniversary of the FA and is the first between the sides since the abandoned game at Lansdowne Road in 1995.
Ireland team vs England:
Forde, Coleman, O’Shea, St Ledger, Kelly, Walters, McCarthy, Whelan, McGeady, Keane, Long