Football friendly – England vs Ireland

Today starting at 22:00 on Wembley Stadium England representative will play a match with Ireland verification. Last match direct where they met the two teams dates back to 1991 when the match ends in a draw 1-1. The same result was possible in the past three direct confrontations and England has not won a match with Ireland since 1980.

Now the English are favorites especially as they play the game and with the fans close. In the qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 World Cup in England are in second place after surprisingly Montenegro is leading by a margin of two points. The two teams drew 1-1 in March. England still has not lost any match in this qualifying campaign winning three matches and drawn against the other three. Englishmen also collected three goals and scoring no less than 21. Roy Hodgson has some medical problems with Kyle Walker, Tom cleverly, Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere are injured. Daniel Sturridge is expected to play holder in attack with Wayne Rooney after made very good season at Liverpool. Rio Ferdinand has said it will withdraw from the national and the couple of central defenders in this match will consist of Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka.

This meeting will be the team captain Ashley Cole, who has already passed the 100 Tricoli present in England this year. England was defeated in the last five matches played at Wembley.

Ireland is doing pretty well so far in Group C to qualify for the World Championship in Brazil. The team coached by Trapattoni was on equal points with the other two teams in second place (Austria and Sweden). All three teams have eight points and group leader Germany twice more. Ireland drew 0-0 with Sweden away and Austria at home in the last 2-2 games in this group. Ireland won the first friendly match of the year 2-0 with Poland at home. Stephen Kelly will start titular match after Trapattoni has decided not force him on Marc Wilson from Stoke this is uncertain. St Ledger will play in central defense alongside John O’Shea. Ciaran Clark is suspended for this encounter and Richard Dunne injured. Robbie Keane has received the club team to evolve in this friendly and make couple of strikers Shane Long, Kevin Doyle while still injured. The team coached by Trapattoni there are seven players that were born in England.