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Euro 2016: Tickets for Northern Ireland showdown with Wales on unofficial resale sites for £1,000 - 15 times their face value

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 24/06/2016

Northern Ireland fans in the stands pay tribute to the Robert Rainey who died during the Ukraine group game.
Northern Ireland fans in the stands pay tribute to the Robert Rainey who died during the Ukraine group game.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty applauds the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes (right) consoles teammate Stuart Dallas (left) after the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans show their continued support in the stands following the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland supporters cheer during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on June 21, 2016. Germany won the match 0-1. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
(LtoR) Germany's midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty vie for the ball during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mats Hummels of Germany kisses his wife Cathy Fischer after his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty (right) shakes hands with Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland is seen during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Germany's Benedikt Howedes (left) shakes has with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood (centre) after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland supporters cheer for their team after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mario Gomez of Germany heads the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jerome Boateng (1st R) of Germany is replaced by Benedikt Hoewedes (2nd R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Joachim Loew head coach of Germany gestures during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland and Mats Hummels of Germany compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mesut Oezil of Germany controls the ball under pressure of Steven Davis of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mesut Oezil of Germany controls the ball under pressure of Steven Davis of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington of Northern Ireland controls the ball under pressure of Mats Hummels during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Joachim Loew head coach of Germany gestures during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mesut Oezil (C) of Germany competes for the ball against Oliver Norwood (L) and Jonny Evans (R) of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Andre Schuerrle (C) of Germany dashes into the pitch after replacing to Mario Goetze r0 during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Sami Khedira of Germany and Steven Davis of Northern Ireland compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington of Northern Ireland in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington of Northern Ireland controls the ball under pressure of Mats Hummels during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland fans continue to celebrate despite defeat well after the final whistle is blown, during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern in action against Germany during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
People in plastic rain ponchos lie on the ground as they watch the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the fan zone near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Northern Ireland fans react as they watch the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the fan zone near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Northern Ireland fans at the end of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Germany fans cheer as they watch the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the fan zone near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
People react as they watch the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the fan zone near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Golf star Rory McIlroy is pictured ahead of the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on June 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURELIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jonny Evans (L) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Rory McIlroy watches on from the stands during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jonny Evans (R) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (2nd R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jonny Evans (L) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Corry Evans (L) of Northern Ireland and Toni Kroos (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Sami Khedira (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Oliver Norwood (L) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jonny Evans (R) of Northern Ireland and Mario Gomez (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Oliver Norwood (L) of Northern Ireland and Mesut Ozil (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Craig Cathcart (L) and Aaron Hughes (2nd L) of Northern Ireland and Mario Gomez (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Steve Davis of Northern Ireland after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Germany manager Joachim Low during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Germany manager Joachim Low during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Fans showing their support at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast as they watch Northern Ireland V Germany in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Arsne Wenger takes a picture of the Northern Ireland fans on his smartphone during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: Football fans celebrate the 2016 UEFA European Championship match between Germany and Northern Ireland 1:0 at a public viewing area on a large outdoor screen at Brandenburg Gate on June 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Bongarts/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Fans showing their support at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast as Northern Ireland play Germany in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Fans showing their support at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast as Northern Ireland play Germany in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: Football fans passing a souvenier stand as fans celebrate the 2016 UEFA European Championship match between Germany and Northern Ireland 1:0 at a public viewing area on a large outdoor screen at Brandenburg Gate on June 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Bongarts/Getty Images)
FILE - JUNE 21, 2016: Bastian Schweinsteiger makes record 15th appearance for Germany at Euro finals on June 16, 2016 PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Bastian Schweinsteiger (3rd L) of Germany stands at the touch line for a substitution during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
FILE - JUNE 21, 2016: Bastian Schweinsteiger makes record 15th appearance for Germany at Euro finals on June 16, 2016 PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Fans showing their support at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast as Northern Ireland play Germany in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Fans showing their support at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast as Northern Ireland play Germany in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland fans during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Sami Khedira of Germany heads wide during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland players wave to the crowd after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland and Germany make their way onto the pitch before the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland fans during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: The Northern Ireland team pictured before the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Germany fans during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland fans during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Vanessa Lafferty pictured before the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Michael McGovern (R) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Michael McGovern of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view) Northern Ireland fans are seen during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington (R) of Northern Ireland and Jerome Boateng (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington (R) of Northern Ireland and Jerome Boateng (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mesut Ozil (L) and Thomas Muller (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Conor Washington (R) of Northern Ireland and Jerome Boateng (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Toni Kroos of Germany shoots at goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Gareth McAuley (R) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Gareth McAuley of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Aaron Hughes (R) of Northern Ireland and Andre Schurrle (L) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Oliver Norwood (L) of Northern Ireland and Sami Khedira (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Steve Davis (L) of Northern Ireland and Joshua Kimmich (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Corry Evans (L) of Northern Ireland and Toni Kroos (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kyle Lafferty (L) of Northern Ireland and Jerome Boateng (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Oliver Norwood (L) of Northern Ireland and Thomas Muller (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mario Gomez of Germany heads at goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Aaron Hughes of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Stuart Dallas (L) of Northern Ireland and Joshua Kimmich (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Joshua Kimmich of Germany reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Mario Gomez of Germany reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Joachim Loew head coach of Germany looks on during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Jerome Boateng of Germany battles for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Joachim Loew head coach of Germany reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland fans sing and drink on June 21, 2016 in Paris, ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament match opposing Northern Ireland to Germany. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Michael O'Neill manager of Northern Ireland gestures during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland fans sing and drink on June 21, 2016 in Paris, ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament match opposing Northern Ireland to Germany. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Tickets for Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 showdown with Wales were being offered for sale at more than £1,000 last night.

The country is expected to come to a standstill tomorrow as Michael O'Neill's side bid to reach the quarter-finals.

Thousands of fans are set to return to Paris for our biggest match for more than 30 years.

Tickets for the tie at the Parc des Princes sold out within minutes of being released by Uefa yesterday.

Last night they were being advertised on unofficial resale sites for more than £1,000 - 15 times their face value.

Fans are also braced for travel misery with airline companies ramping up prices for flights to the French capital.

A one-way plane journey from Dublin to Paris today or tomorrow starts at more than £300.

Direct flights from Belfast have sold out.

However, those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets and flights have an opportunity to see Northern Ireland bid to create history.

For many the team's Euro 2016 journey is reminiscent of the glory days of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening, ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening, ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland players pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland players pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis and Jamie Ward share a moment during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland players pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis and Jamie Ward share a moment during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 group game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward and Conor Washington pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans and Josh Magennis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Chris Baird pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Stuart Dallas pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis and Jamie Ward pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes, Niall McGinn and Conor McLaughlin pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis, Will Grigg and Steven Davis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Chris Baird pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Chris Baird pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Steven Davis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis pictured during their training session at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of their final Euro 2016 game against Germany.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Stuart Dallas during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Manager Michael O'Neill during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Will Grigg during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Manager Michael O'Neill during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Steven Davis during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Conor Washington during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Conor Washington during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Steven Davis during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans, Kyle Lafferty and Conor McLaughlin during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Manager Michael O'Neill during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Manager Michael O'Neill during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Luke McCullough during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Conor Washington during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward and Josh Magennis during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Conor Washington during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward and Conor Washington during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley and Patrick McNair during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during training on Monday evening ,ahead of Northern Ireland's last EURO 2016 Group C match against Germany at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill talks to his squad during Wednesday evenings training session at the Stade de Lyon, France ahead of their second Euro 2016 game against Ukraine on Thursday.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pictured during Wednesday evenings training session at the Stade de Lyon, France ahead of their second Euro 2016 game against Ukraine on Thursday.
Pacemaker Press 14 /6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill watches Will Grigg during training at St Georges-de-Reneines near Lyon, on the run up to the game against Ukraine at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday, in the Euro 2016 tournament in France Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 14 /6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Manager Michael O'Neill during training at St Georges-de-Reneines near Lyon, on the run up to the game against Ukraine at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday, in the Euro 2016 tournament in France Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland memorably beat the host nation in Valencia to progress to the second round.

Gerry Armstrong, who scored the winner in the 1-0 victory, said the class of 2016 can emulate the heroes of '82 by defeating Wales.

"For me 1982 is still the high point, but if we get into the quarter-finals that will equal the achievement without a shadow of a doubt," he told the Belfast Telegraph.

Wales have been one of the tournament's surprise packages.

They won their group ahead of England, and in Gareth Bale possess the world's most expensive footballer.

The sides drew 1-1 in a friendly in Cardiff in March, albeit Bale missed that game.

But Armstrong believes the Welsh are beatable, and is relieved to have missed out on a potential meeting with hosts France.

"We know the players and the team, having already played them in a friendly a few months ago," he added.

"I think it's a better option for us - beating France or beating Wales? I think we've a better chance of beating Wales.

"This team, this group, when they rise to the occasion they can achieve whatever they want.

"They have got the ability and belief to do that - it is possible. It would be amazing for the country." Fans have followed Northern Ireland in their thousands throughout their Euro 2016 adventure.

Last night the French capital was preparing for another invasion of green and white.

The Parc des Princes, where Northern Ireland played Germany earlier this week, can seat 48,000 people.

But that has fallen well short of demand, with tickets selling out within minutes of being released yesterday.

A category two ticket worth €105 (around £80) was being offered by one resale website for a whopping €1,404 (£1,076).

The cheapest was going at £240 - three times face value.

Pairs of tickets on eBay are also fetching asking prices of more than £400.

Northern Ireland have defied the odds - and many predictions - to reach this stage.

Yesterday ex-Wales midfielder turned pundit Robbie Savage was ridiculed after joking that his country had got an easy route into the last eight.

In a Tweet sent to Neil Lennon, Colin Murray, Gerry Taggart and Charlie Lawson, aka Jim McDonald from Coronation Street, he quipped: "Fantastic draw for Wales, great to get a bye into the quarters."

It drew an angry backlash from the Green and White Army.

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty said he wasn't bothered by Savage's jibe.

"I haven't actually seen that," he said.

"Listen, we were written off from the very first moment we got here. We were told that we weren't going to get a point and probably be the worst team at the tournament.

"We're in the last 16, and with the belief we have in the squad and the belief the fans have in us, we honestly believe we can have a massive say in where we finish up in the tournament."

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has said his players face the game of their lives tomorrow.

And defender Aaron Hughes believes they are ready for the challenge.

"The confidence in this squad is as high as it ever has been," he said.

"That excitement brings that confidence. We'll put everything we have into this one."

If Northern Ireland make the quarter-finals they will face the winners of the Hungary v Belgium tie in Lille next Friday.

It would be an occasion filled with emotion, coming on the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme - just 50 miles from the battlefield.

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