Wednesday 7 December 2016

FAI advises fans to have 'sufficient funds' on their cards to purchase Euro 2016 tickets

Published 03/02/2016 | 18:11

Ireland fans will head to France in their tens of thousands. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images
Ireland fans will head to France in their tens of thousands. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

The Football Association of Ireland has advised fans to have sufficient funds or to raise the credit limit per transaction on the debit or credit cards if their application for Euro 2016 tickets has been successful.

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UEFA will begin taking money from the accounts of successful applicants next week.

**EURO2016 UPDATE**From the beginning of next week, UEFA plan to start taking payments from applicants with successful...

Posted by Football Association of Ireland on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Writing on their Facebook account, the FAI said: "From the beginning of next week, UEFA plan to start taking payments from applicants with successful ticket applications.

"We would like to advise all applicants to check with your bank that there are sufficient funds on your credit/debit card, or to raise the credit limit per transaction accordingly.

"If you have agreed to accept tickets in other categories, this may increase the total amount to be paid for your tickets."

It was confirmed last week that UEFA to make 7,702 more tickets available to Irish supporters for Euro 2016.

A total of 275,000 ticket applications for Ireland  games at the tournament to UEFA's online portal were recorded, and those successful applicants will be informed by February 29 at the latest.

On top of this extra allocation, the Association will receive a further 2,000 tickets for each game from UEFA which will be held for loyal fans who miss out in the original allocation.

New allocation for Ireland supporters

Ireland v Sweden: 16,087 (13,000 + 3,487)

Belgium v Ireland: 7,095 (6,000 + 1,495)

Italy v Ireland: 9,320 (7,000 + 2,720)

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