Would be the first encounter since 1995 abandonment.
The Republic of Ireland want to arrange a friendly against England – the first meeting since crowd trouble caused the abandonment of a game 16 years ago.
The game at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road in 1995 was abandoned after 27 minutes.
The Republic lead 4-0 after their Euro 2012 first-leg play-off against Estonia and are keen to face high-profile teams before their likely finals appearance.
It is not yet certain if the match will be agreed before the draw for the finals is made on 2 December.
Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney told the Sunday Independent: “I think there is a real enthusiasm, particularly from the English FA, to have England in Dublin sooner rather than later.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Sadly most remember the crowd trouble that brought to an end the last fixture between the two sides but one would hope that such an incident would be less likely to occur now.
There has been much talk about reintroducing a home nations competition and to that end the Nations was founded in 2011 that pitched the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which was a moderate success and there has been talk of England joining the competition at a later date.
A Dublin friendly date in the run up to the Euro 2012 finals would all in likelihood be a celebratory occasion given that Giovanni Trapattoni’s are pretty much safely through after their 4-0 first leg win in Estonia.