ENG vs IRE : Ireland started their WC campaign with a 2-1 win but demonstrated grit in the opening encounter. They would be slightly dissapointed with the result of their second fixture, against China that ended in a draw. They are currently sitting at the third place on the points tally and holding onto it will ensure them a playoff spot.
England, reeling at the bottom of the table, have conceded far too many goals to become the Pool B laggards. They must put their all in the all-important game as only a favourable result can give them another life or it will be curtains.
IRELAND VS ENGLAND SQUADS
Ireland Hockey squad: David Harte, Lee Cole, Shane O’Donoghue, Michael Robson, Kirk Shimmins, Sean Murray, Chris Cargo, Daragh Walsh, Matthew Nelson, Mitch Darling, Eugene Magee, Alan Sothern, Jeremy Duncan, David Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bell, Paul Gleghorne, Luke Madeley, Conor Harte, Stuart Loughrey and Matthew Bell.
England Hockey squad: George Pinner, Harry Gibson, Barry Middleton, Zach Wallace, James Gall, Phil Roper, David Condon, Will Calnan, Sam Ward, Adam Dixon, Liam Sanford, Mark Gleghorne, Jack Waller, Michael Hoare, Luke Taylor, Harry Martin, David Ames and Ian Sloan.
ENG VS IRE PLAYING 11
Ireland Playing 11 and substitutes: HARTE David, BELL Jonathan, BELL Matthew, CARGO Chris, NELSON Matthew, SOTHERN Alan, MAGEE Eugene, O’DONOGHUE Shane, MURRAY Sean, ROBSON Michael, DARLING Michael, WALSH Daragh, HARTE Conor, GLEGHORNE Paul, COLE Lee, LOUGHREY Stuart
England Playing 11 and substitutes: PINNER George, AMES David, MARTIN Harry, SLOAN Ian, ROPER Phil, HOARE Michael, GLEGHORNE Mark, DIXON Adam, MIDDLETON Barry, CONDON David, WALLER Jack, SANFORD Liam, ANSELL Liam