Saturday 10 December 2016

UEFA allocate almost 7k more tickets to Irish supporters for Euro 2016

Published 26/01/2016 | 18:41

More than 50,000 Irish soccer fans are expected to flock to France to cheer on the lads at the Euro 2016 finals. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
More than 50,000 Irish soccer fans are expected to flock to France to cheer on the lads at the Euro 2016 finals. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

The FAI have confirmed that UEFA are to make close to 7,000 more tickets available to Irish supporters for Euro 2016.

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The tickets exact total comes to 6,502 and have already been received by the association. They are to be unevenly distributed between Ireland’s three Group E games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy.

The combined aggregate of tickets now available to Irish supporters is 35,502. A total have 275,000 ticket applications from Ireland 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.

FAI CEO John Delaney said today: "I am very happy to say that following meetings with Nyon, Switzerland last Friday UEFA have awarded Republic of Ireland fans with 6,502 more tickets.

"These tickets will go some way to satisfying the huge demand for Ireland matches at EURO 2016."

New Allocation for Republic of Ireland supporters for UEFA EURO 2016

Republic of Ireland v Sweden - 16,087 (13,000 + 3,087)

Belgium v Republic of Ireland - 7,095 (6,000 + 1,095)

Italy v Republic of Ireland - 9,320 (7,000 + 2,320)

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