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For sale: Irish fans go online as UEFA sells Euro 2012 tickets

EURO 2012 tickets went on sale today - but fans face a two-month wait before they will know if they have been successful in securing any for Ireland’s games against Croatia, Spain and Italy.

The tickets for Poland and Ukraine next June went on sale on uefa.com, but are not a first-come, first-served basis and the application window will remain open until the end of February.

Tickets for the Republic's matches are restricted to their official fans groups, with special log-ins being supplied by the FAI.

In the likely event of the Republic's matches against being over-subscribed, ballots will be held with the most loyal fans getting preference.

“Each team will receive 16pc of the overall net stadium capacity, or a minimum of 6,000 tickets, for each of their group-stage match,’’ said UEFA in a statement..

For quarter-finals and semi-finals, the number of tickets reserved is 5,000 per participating team, and for the final it is 9,000 per participating team.”

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