The FAI secure an additional 700 tickets for fans ahead of Euro 2016

The tickets will be given to fans who missed out in the initial ballots

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The FAI have announced that they have received an additional batch of ticket ahead of Euro 2016.

773 tickets have been acquired from UEFA ahead of the games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy. It is the tihrd time the FAI have received extra tickets from their original allocation.

John Delaney, CEO of the FAI was delighted with getting more tickets for Irish fans.

"It is fantastic news that UEFA have heeded our calls for extra tickets for Euro 2016 because it was clear from the very beginning that many of our supporters who were most deserving of tickets were going to miss out," said Delaney."

"The FAI refused to give up the fight to secure more tickets and we have been in regular contact with UEFA over the last few months. I would like to thank UEFA for recognising how important it is to have as many of the most passionate supporters in the world at these finals."

Over 275,000 tickets were applied for by Irish fans, meaning the vast majority were to be unsuccessful in getting tickets. The FAI have announced that tickets will be given to fans who previously missed out in the tickets appeal portal.

Martin O'Neill's side have two games left in Ireland before the travel to France. They play the Netherlands and Belarus in Dublin and Cork respectively. Tickets still remain on sale for the game against the Dutch.