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Ireland and England Set to Renew Rivalry in UEFA Nations League

The Republic of Ireland has been drawn into Group B2 of the UEFA Nations League, alongside England, Greece, and Finland.

The Republic of Ireland has been drawn into Group B2 of the UEFA Nations League, alongside England, Greece, and Finland.

This group poses a significant challenge for Ireland, especially considering their current managerial vacancy following Stephen Kenny’s departure.

The last encounter between Ireland and England took place in November 2020, resulting in a 3-0 victory for England at Wembley.

England’s relegation to League B in the Nations League after a challenging campaign in 2022 adds an extra layer of intrigue to this upcoming clash.

Notably, this will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since 1991 when they played out a 1-1 draw, with Niall Quinn scoring for Ireland.

In addition to England, Ireland will face familiar opposition in Greece, whom they previously encountered in the European qualifiers.

Unfortunately, Ireland suffered defeats in both home and away matches against Greece.

Interestingly, Greece manager Gus Poyet was among the names linked to the vacant Ireland job, adding an intriguing subplot to their encounter.

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All six fixtures in Group B2 will take place this year, with the first round of games scheduled between September 5th and 7th.

Irish fans will eagerly anticipate these matches as their team strives to overcome the challenges posed by England, Greece, and Finland in the UEFA Nations League.

This article was updated 2 weeks ago

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