Saturday 10 December 2016

UEFA reveal huge demand for tickets for Ireland-Sweden clash at Euro 2016

Published 18/01/2016 | 17:48

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

UEFA have revealed that they have received 3.5million ticket requests through portals dedicated to each of the 24 competing nations and demand is especially high for the Group E clash between the Republic of Ireland clash and Sweden.

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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.

Applications for tickets via the dedicated portals for each team ends today.

Ireland received 13,000 tickets for our opener with Sweden in the French capital, 6,000 for the clash with Belgium in Bordeaux and 7,000 for the game with Italians in Lille.

Priority will be given to supporters from affiliated football leagues and more than 2,000 clubs that fall under their remit, Board and National Council members, Club Ireland members, Jack Charlton Lounge patrons, Sponsors, and players/staff.

Successful applicants will begin to receive notification from UEFA in February 2016.

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