Friday 9 December 2016

Relief for Ireland fans as UEFA confirm debit cards CAN be used to buy Euro 2016 tickets

Published 22/01/2016 | 08:27

Some Ireland fans can breathe a sigh of relief this morning
Some Ireland fans can breathe a sigh of relief this morning

Fans of Martin O'Neill's Ireland side will be able to buy tickets for Euro 2016 using their debit cards despite UEFA saying it would only accept credit card payments.

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The confusion led to a lot of concern among some of the 275,000 supporters who applied for tickets involving Ireland at the tournament by Monday's deadline.

The problem lay in the fact that UEFA claimed there 'may' be a problem using debit cards and the only way of being certain of your application being accepted was to use a credit card.

UEFA have since clarified that only some countries used debit cards. like Ireland, and credit cards was the only universal method of paying for tickets.

They confirmed that debit cards will work once sufficient funds exist on that card.

Fans who had applied using debit cards have the option of changing their application on the tickets portal to use a credit card up until the weekend.

Tickets for Ireland three Group E games have been heavily oversubscribed with only 26,000 tickets available to 275,000 applicants.

Martin O'Neill's side meet the Swedes at the Stade de France on June 13 and UEFA have said that the clash is in the top three in terms of ticket demand alongside the clash with Germany and Poland at the same venue on June 16 and the meeting of Portugal and Austria (June 18), also in Paris.

The governing body also said that Ireland were among the top five countries in terms of volume of demand for tickets alongside Poland, France, Austria and Switzerland.

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