The Republic of Ireland play Oman in an International Friendly for the second time in the space of two years.
The two countries met at Craven Cottage in September 2012 with Ireland winning 4-1. Robbie Brady and Alex Pearce both scored on their debuts and Brady also had a hand in the other goals scored by Shane Long and Kevin Doyle.
Here’s a look at that Brady goal:
Brady is expected to feature tonight after overcoming last season’s injury woes – he explains what those problems were and also looks ahead to the Oman game:
The Republic of Ireland won their first game under Martin O’Neill but since the 3-0 victory at home to Latvia they’ve gone six games without a win. Oman on the other hand are unbeaten in their last 6 games albeit against weaker opposition.
Most expect Ireland to win comfortably against a team ranked 67th in the world which is only one place below the Boys in Green.
Paul Le Guen is the manager of Oman and has been for the last three years. Most will remember him from his days as Lyon boss but he also took charge of Rangers although he didn’t last one season due to a string of poor results.
Their only player to ply his trade outside Oman is Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi so he would have played alongside James McCarthy and is now a team-mate of James McClean.