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Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out

Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.

Updated at 16.03

Ireland fans ahead of the game Ireland welcome Denmark to Dublin on 14 November. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

THE SECOND LEG OF Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Denmark has been officially sold out, the FAI said on Friday.

A limited supply of premium level tickets for the game in Dublin went on public sale earlier on Friday morning at 11am — with all other home tickets for Ireland supporters having already sold out after just seven minutes earlier this week.

Within five minutes this morning the premium supply had sold out, with tickets costing €120 each.

“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that the Play-Off Second Leg between Republic of Ireland and Denmark on Tuesday, November 14 in Aviva Stadium is officially sold out,” the FAI said on Friday afternoon.

“Premium tickets that were reserved for the public sale on Friday, October 20 sold out in less than five minutes. Should more tickets become available through Denmark not taking up their full allocation, they will go on public sale.”

Ireland were drawn against Denmark during Tuesday’s draw in Zurich, with Martin O’Neill’s side avoiding juggernauts such as Italy and Croatia in the process.

Ireland fans during the game Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

They face the Danes in the first leg of their play-off on 11 November before welcoming Åge Hareide’s side to Dublin for the return leg three days later in the capital.

The FAI are continuing to negotiate the allocation for supporters travelling to the first game in Copenhagen, with supporters able to apply for tickets here.

Ireland secured a play-off berth having beaten Wales in Cardiff two weeks ago thanks to James McClean’s second-half winner, meaning they finished second in Group D.

Were Ireland to overcome Denmark over the two legs it would be the first time since 2002 that the nation would qualify for the World Cup.

Denmark too finished runners-up in their group, trailing Poland in Group E by five points.

They currently sit 20th in the FIFA World Rankings, with their last appearance at the tournament coming in 2010 where they failed to make the knockout stages.

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