Country Info

  • Republic of Ireland

  • The Football Association of Ireland

  • Founded: 1921

  • Federation: UEFA

  • The IFA was founded in 1880 in Belfast and was the governing body of all Ireland. In 1921 The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) was founded in Dublin and recognised as the governing body of the Irish Free State by FIFA in 1923. Both associations, initially, claimed to represent the entire island and picked players from both Northern and Republican Ireland accordingly. In 1950 FIFA directed both federations to pick players from within their own boundries and in 1953 ruled that the FAI and the IFA would be known, football-wise, as Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively.
    England's record against their neighbours is relatively good. Having won five and drawn eight of the 16 games played. However, in competitive matches the record is not nearly as good with only 2 wins and 5 draws and the one loss during Euro 88.
    This is all overshadowed by the meeting in 1995 when the game had to be abandoned after some shameful English hooliganism. One of only two matches that England have not completed. Since then they have met in 2013 with a more tamer 1-1 draw. Then once again in Dublin with an even duller 0-0.

Head to head

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 8
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 8
    • 7
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 6
    • 2
    • World Cup Finals
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • European Championship Qualifier
    • 4
    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    • 5
    • 3
    • European Championship Finals
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • Competitive Matches
    • 8
    • 2
    • 5
    • 1
    • 12
    • 7
    • Home
    • 7
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 12
    • 7
    • Away
    • 7
    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    • 7
    • 5
    • Neutral
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • Total
    • 16
    • 5
    • 8
    • 2
    • 20
    • 14