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Tickets for Estonia-Ireland game sell out in half an hour

The Estonia captain has described Ireland as a ‘playable opponent’ ahead of their play-off games in November.

The A Le Coq Arena will be the venue for the first leg of Ireland's play-off.
The A Le Coq Arena will be the venue for the first leg of Ireland's play-off.

TICKETS FOR IRELAND’S first-leg play-off against Estonia in Tallinn sold out in half an hour, after they went on sale this morning.

The A Le Coq Arena normally only has a capacity of 9,600, but a spokesperson for the Estonian FA confirmed that they were looking into the possibility of increasing the number of seats available.

1,400 seats have been reserved for Irish fans, while the game takes place on 11 November, with the return leg at the Aviva Stadium scheduled for 15 November.

Meanwhile, Estonia captain Raio Piiroja says that Ireland are favourites going into the tie, but remains optimistic about his side’s chances, telling ERR radio:

“I think they’re a totally playable opponent. A team that tends toward the British style a bit. Very aggressive and forceful. The players are no slouches in the technical department and when you look at clubs where they play, they have to be seen as favoured.”

Estonia qualified for the play-offs last week in fortuitous fashion, after Serbia missed out on doing so, as they lost 1-0 to Slovenia.

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