Sunday 25 September 2016

Ireland fans facing daunting 1,400km of travelling at Euro 2016

Published 12/12/2015 | 19:24

Republic of Ireland supporters during EURO2012
Republic of Ireland supporters during EURO2012

Ireland supporters planning to attend all three Group E games next summer are going to see a lot of the French countryside next June.

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The fact that Ireland were drawn in the Group of Death is bad enough but the Green Army must also contend with a lot of travelling to cheer on Martin O'Neill's charges.

The Irish campaign begins on June 13 at the Stade de France against the Swedes before a 580km-plus journey to Bordeaux for the clash with Belgium.

For our third game in the group, Ireland must navigate their way from the southwest of the country all the way up to the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille for what could be a make-or-break game with Italy.

That is a journey of 806km.

Those planing to travel by camper will be keeping an eye on the price of Brent crude.

Tickets for the games will be available through the UEFA ticketing portal. Click here for details.

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