Friday 24 November 2017

FAI to give Scottish fans just 3,500 tickets for Aviva clash - report

Martin O'Neill watches the action from the touchline at Parkhead with his Scottish counterpart Gordon Strachan in the background during the clash in November
Martin O'Neill watches the action from the touchline at Parkhead with his Scottish counterpart Gordon Strachan in the background during the clash in November

The Daily Record in Scotland is reporting that the ticket allocation the Scottish FA will be allocated for the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva will be capped at 3,500.

There was controversy ahead of Scotland 1-0 victory over Ireland at Celtic Park in November when the Scottish FA only gave Irish fans five percent of the allocation for the game instead of the 8,000 requested.

In the wake of the controversy, FAI CEO John Delaney claimed he would give the Scottish FA a "fair" allocation.

He said: “We will be more professional than the SFA when dealing with their requests for the Dublin fixture.

“I don’t think there is any point in reducing their 
allocation.

“We’ll give them what is fair and deal with it in a neighbourly fashion.”

According to the report in the Daily Record, the Polish FA were asking for the 10,000 allocation but they’ve been restricted to the minimum 3,500 tickets and the same is expected for the Scotland game.

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