Daniel Sturridge gets his first England start as the Three Lions look for their first win against Ireland since 1985.
It's always a good time when England and Ireland face off in a friendly game of soccer ... even if they haven't done it in 18 years. While today's match at Wembley is little more than a tune up for coming qualifiers, there are some interesting storylines in the match.
Roy Hodgson has hand Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge his first national team start, while Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard are set to start together in the midfield for the first time in just under four years.
Robbie Keane is starting and will captain Ireland despite just arriving yesterday from Los Angeles.
England starting lineup: Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Cole; Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Daniel Sturridge
Republic of Ireland starting lineup: David Forde, Seamus Coleman, John O'Shea, Sean St Ledger, Stephen Kelly; Johnathan Walters, James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan, Aiden McGeady; Robbie Keane, Shane Long.
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