The family of Seán Cox have released a short video of the Meath man ahead of tomorrow night’s fundraiser match at the Aviva Stadium.

In the four-second clip, Mr Cox gives the thumbs up and says "thank you".

The Liverpool fan was attacked by Roma fans ahead of a Champions League semi-final meeting at Anfield last year.

He is currently receiving treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.

Mr Cox will attend the game between the Republic of Ireland and Liverpool legends selections.

It will be just the third time he will have left the hospital since moving there from Beaumont Hospital.

'The memory of what happened is with me every day'

The Football Association of Ireland has said that almost 25,000 tickets for the match have been sold.

Yesterday, his wife Martina told RTÉ's Ray D'Arcy Show that the year since the attack had been a whirlwind for the family.

"It's hard to believe everything changed in a matter of 17 seconds," she said. "Seán's life was completely changed, our lives were changed as well."

She said her husband was making "slow progress", but the family will be looking to find him another rehabilitation facility in the UK when his treatment in Ireland ends in June.

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