Republic of Ireland eye England friendly

The Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has revealed there is a "reciprocal agreement" to see a Dublin-hosted clash in 2015
The Football Association of Ireland is hoping to arrange a friendly between the Republic of Ireland and England to take place at the Aviva Stadium in March 2015.

Ireland recently faced England in a friendly at Wembley in May 2013 and FAI chief John Delaney explained that a "reciprocal agreement" existed which would see a return fixture take place in Dublin.

However, Delaney said that any arrangements would be made after the qualifying draw for Euro 2016, which is due to take place on February 23 in Nice.

"I would be hopeful it could be played in March next year, but there are no guarantees," Delaney told the BBC.

"We will wait until the European draw on February 23rd, because if England are in our group the friendly would be pushed back a bit."

Ireland last hosted a friendly game against England in 1995, but the match was abandoned due to crowd trouble. As a result, Delaney believes that it was "right" to stage the first friendly between the two sides in England.

"There was a reciprocal agreement for them to come to Dublin," he added.

"I thought it was right that we played the first match at Wembley because the last time we played them was the 1995 game. It was best that the next time we played them was at Wembley."