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Irish football fans warned against buying tickets in Danish section
“If they are capable of beating the security, stay quiet and take off the green jersey,” a DBU official added.

Updated at 10.59

IRELAND FANS HAVE been warned against attending Saturday’s World Cup qualification play-off in Copenhagen in the Danish section of the ground.

With the Parken Stadium having just a 38,000 capacity, tickets for the big match are scarce, with only 2,400 places distributed via the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for travelling fans.

The limited allocation for the away support has meant some Irish fans could ignore the security measures implemented to separate rival supporters and purchase seats elsewhere in the ground.

A number of Irish fans are believed to have contravened Uefa and Fifa’s insistence on segregating fans by buying tickets in the Danish section.

A Danish Football Union (DBU) official confirmed to this morning that Ireland fans who had purchased tickets for the Danish areas of the ground would not receive their tickets.

Meanwhile, speaking on RTÉ Radio 1 show Morning Ireland, DBU communications director Jacob Wadland added any Irish supporters who manage to secure tickets for the home section are at risk of being turned away from the ground this weekend.

“To buy a ticket, you would need to have provided a Danish mobile phone number, you would need to have paid with a credit card that is not issued in Ireland,” he said.

“Those who have done so stand a chance of being rejected when they come to the stadium, that’s for sure.

“They would stand the chance that when they try to enter the stadium, the tickets would not be valid, they would be stopped at the entrance.

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