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Roy Hodgson appeals to England supporters not to provoke Ireland fans


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• Manager wants no repeat of shameful scenes at Lansdowne Road in 1995
• Hopes ‘all the talk will be about the quality of the match’ after friendly tieRoy Hodgson has appealed to England’s travelling fans not to provoke the home support at the Aviva Stadium as his team play their first fixture in the Republic of Ireland since crowd trouble forced the abandonment of a friendly between the countries two decades ago.

Around 3,000 English fans, all members of the England Supporters’ Travel Club, will attend the game on Sunday with the Football Association having reminded them, in writing, of their responsibilities, and of what constitutes unacceptable behaviour in recognition of the sensitivities surrounding this fixture. England’s past two away games, against Scotland at Celtic Park and Italy in Turin, were played to a backdrop of anti-IRA chants. The FA issued an official apology after the 3-1 win

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