Ireland goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly has called on fans to respect the national anthems at Wembley tomorrow in order to help the process of avoiding trouble in the first meeting with England since 1995.
Tensions were increased when both anthems were booed and, while Kelly is confident that better segregation and a more developed attitude will ensure there is no difficulty, he feels it's important the crowd sounds the right note from the outset.
"We're hoping that, on this occasion, the anthems are respected," said Kelly. "So everybody thinks, 'well, come on, this is a game of football'. Let's start off on the right foot.
"Now, whether that happens, I don't know. I'm hoping and praying that it does."
England manager Roy Hodgson has already called on his team's supporters to avoid the 'No Surrender To the IRA' chants that were sung on a recent trip to San Marino, amid concerns that a miscreant element were planning to target this fixture.
However, the respective associations believe that the seating arrangements should avoid tensions from flaring if the offensive chants are aired.
"You're not going to get that overlap of the English/Irish fans like there was then," continued Kelly.
"I just think what our fans bring and how they embrace the game will overshadow everything."
Marc Wilson is the only major doubt, with Tardelli stating they will take no risks on his calf with next week's qualifier against the Faroe Islands in mind.