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FAI obtain additional Euro 2016 tickets as fans begin to receive the good news

Uefa’s process of taking payment and confirming successful applicants will run over the new few days.

Ireland fans are one of the top five countries to apply for Euro 2016 tickets.
Ireland fans are one of the top five countries to apply for Euro 2016 tickets.
Image: Niall Carson

THE FAI HAVE received an extra 832 match tickets for the Euro 2016 finals, it has been announced.

Yesterday it was revealed that Uefa would begin taking payment from those who were successful in their applications from this morning.

While many supporters took to social media and the YBIG forum to express their delight after the funds were extracted from their bank accounts, those left worrying should be aware that the process is likely to run into the weekend and early next week.

The FAI say they also have 2,000 tickets in reserve, which “will be used to satisfy the demand from supporters with a proven match attendance record, who have missed out on securing tickets through the Uefa Portal”.

And Ireland’s allocation has now risen from 32,502 to 33,334 after a letter was written to European football’s governing body.

“We are continually in talks and correspondence with UEFA for more tickets, and this policy has proven successful up to now,” said FAI chief John Delaney.

“There are still 2,000 extra tickets which we will draw on to try and satisfy those who have missed out on the current process.

I’d like to thank Uefa for its work so far in freeing up more tickets, but we, of course, would like more.

“Republic of Ireland supporters will represent one of the biggest groups of supporters at Euro 2016, and accordingly we have a huge fan base to try to satisfy.”

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