England have suffered some horrible Six Nations fates in Dublin in recent years, but this time it is Ireland who are being advised to brace themselves.
The goalkeeper who was approached by match-fixers before a Champions League group game against Liverpool has strenuously denied trying to manipulate the result.
As a way of kicking off a 150th anniversary year, the Football Association has certainly picked the opponents to bring a sense of occasion.
Spanish side Malaga have been linked with signing a teenager believed to be on the radar of Manchester United.
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