Shane Long showed he's in great from in Monday night's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa
Former Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has hit back against his predecessor Martin O'Neill, who claimed the Italian was a “charlatan”.
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The 25-year-old is in the Republic squad, but is it good news for Bhoys fans?
Martin O'Neill is still the odds on favourite to become the next Republic of Ireland manager, although former Sunderland and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy - now at Ipswich - also appears to be in the betting mix.
Punters support Martin O'Neill and Leeds United manager Brian McDermott to replace Giovanni Trapattoni as manager of the Republic of Ireland, despite McDermott ruling himself out of the running.
As domestic football is on the back burner this weekend, here is a look at five tasty looking international games - which should see Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil in action for Germany.
England travelled to Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night with their squad severely depleted by injury and the performance in the insipid 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland having drawn stinging criticism from a former national striker, Gary Lineker.
Roy Hodgson will no doubt have learnt a few valuable things from this match which, for all its meandering lack of craft, remained a high-intensity affair – as meaningless close-season friendlies go – deep into the second half.