England take on Republic of Ireland on Thursday night in a bafflingly friendly contest at Wembley ahead of two Nations League matches over the coming week.
This season sees an unbelievably busy schedule for players, especially those competing in Europe and internationally, which makes this friendly extremely frustrating for club managers who will be fretting over fitness concerns.
Liverpool’s Joe Gomez has already been a victim of this international break, suffering a serious knee injury in England training that is set to keep him out for the majority of the season.
Gareth Southgate may look to pick a different team in this one than he is planning to for the clashes with Belgium and Iceland on Sunday and Wednesday, in order to keep his players fresh.
When is England vs Ireland?
The match kicks-off at 8pm on Thursday 12 November at Wembley Stadium.
What TV channel is England vs Ireland on and is there a live stream?
ITV will be showing the game live with coverage from 7.30pm.
Streaming is available on the ITV Hub if you register.
The serious injury suffered by Gomez has been the big news of the international break so far and the Liverpool man will not be playing again for some months after undergoing surgery on a tendon in his knee.
Fellow Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse have also pulled out through injury.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham could make his England debut at just 17-years-old.
Ireland will be missing Aaron Connolly (hamstring) and Callum Robinson (coronavirus).
England vs Ireland odds
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