England will host Republic of Ireland in November friendly

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Stephen Kenny’s side have now answered the call and will take on the Three Lions on November 12 at Wembley.

England will take on the Republic of Ireland in a Wembley friendly next month, filling a gap left by New Zealand’s withdrawal.

The All Whites pulled out of the fixture due to concerns over travel and availability in the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the Football Association searching for a replacement fixture.

Stephen Kenny’s side have now answered the call and will take on the Three Lions on November 12.

That is also the date of the Euro 2020 play-off final, a game that would have seen the Republic take on Northern Ireland had they managed to defeat Slovakia in the semi-finals.

A statement said: “In keeping with current guidelines, this game is scheduled to be played behind-closed-doors, although the FA has committed to working with the Government to get supporters back in stadiums as soon as possible.”

The friendly will act as a warm-up for both teams’ next UEFA Nations League assignments, with England facing Belgium and Iceland in Group A2 and the Republic taking on Wales and Bulgaria in B4.

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