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Frank Lampard has brought unity to Chelsea, says César Azpilicueta

• Defender says club count mount challenge despite setbacks• ‘We have to be grateful and feel the passion for the shirt’César Azpilicueta believes Chelsea approach the Premier League season with a renewed sense of unity as a result of Frank Lampard’s a…

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Roy Hodgson appeals to England supporters not to provoke Ireland fans

• Manager wants no repeat of shameful scenes at Lansdowne Road in 1995
• Hopes ‘all the talk will be about the quality of the match’ after friendly tie

Roy Hodgson has appealed to England’s travelling fans not to provoke the home support at the Aviva Stadium as his team play their first fixture in the Republic of Ireland since crowd trouble forced the abandonment of a friendly between the countries two decades ago.

Around 3,000 English fans, all members of the England Supporters’ Travel Club, will attend the game on Sunday with the Football Association having reminded them, in writing, of their responsibilities, and of what constitutes unacceptable behaviour in recognition of the sensitivities surrounding this fixture. England’s past two away games, against Scotland at Celtic Park and Italy in Turin, were played to a backdrop of anti-IRA chants. The FA issued an official apology after the 3-1 win in Glasgow, while Fifa contacted English football’s governing body about the issue after the match against the Azzurri.

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Roy Hodgson appeals to England supporters not to provoke Ireland fans

• Manager wants no repeat of shameful scenes at Lansdowne Road in 1995
• Hopes ‘all the talk will be about the quality of the match’ after friendly tie

Roy Hodgson has appealed to England’s travelling fans not to provoke the home support at the Aviva Stadium as his team play their first fixture in the Republic of Ireland since crowd trouble forced the abandonment of a friendly between the countries two decades ago.

Around 3,000 English fans, all members of the England Supporters’ Travel Club, will attend the game on Sunday with the Football Association having reminded them, in writing, of their responsibilities, and of what constitutes unacceptable behaviour in recognition of the sensitivities surrounding this fixture. England’s past two away games, against Scotland at Celtic Park and Italy in Turin, were played to a backdrop of anti-IRA chants. The FA issued an official apology after the 3-1 win in Glasgow, while Fifa contacted English football’s governing body about the issue after the match against the Azzurri.

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