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Uefa is giving fans one final chance to get their hands on Euro 2016 tickets

First-come, first-served.

Ireland are expected to have a large following in France.
Ireland are expected to have a large following in France.
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IRELAND FANS STILL looking to get their hands on tickets for Euro 2016 may yet be given the chance to follow Martin O’Neill’s team in France.

Uefa has this afternoon announced it will put the final batch of tickets for the tournament on sale via its online ticketing portal on 26 April.

While supporters are asked to register their interest now, it’s not yet known whether tickets for Ireland’s three group games will be available.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Supporters are advised that, with the excitement for the event building, these tickets will sell out quickly,” a Uefa statement read.

“These tickets have become available from a variety of sources. Firstly, as we get closer to the tournament, the layouts of the stadia have become clearer, which has allowed Uefa to finalise the exact number of seats for each venue.

“Secondly, some tickets initially reserved for fans of a number of participating teams have not been taken up and these tickets will now be made available to the general public.

“Finally, Uefa will also make available for sale some tickets, which, due to Uefa’s successful legal efforts to minimize unauthorized resale, have been cancelled as a result of the breach of the ticketing terms and conditions by previous tickets holders.”

Huge groups of supporters are expected to follow Ireland’s progress in June with the group games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy all heavily over-subscribed.

Over 275,000 ticket applications were originally made for the Boys in Green’s games, with the FAI given an allocation of just 32,000.

Ireland begin their campaign against Sweden on 13 June at the Stade de France.

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