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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fans allocated 4,000 more tickets for France

Exclusive: Supporters have improved chance of attending finals in the summer

By Steven Beacom

Northern Ireland supporters have been given 4,000 more tickets for the Euro 2016 finals, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

We understand that Uefa have been in contact to inform the IFA that their allocation of tickets has been increased to 29,058 from 25,000 for the three group games in France later this year.

The IFA received 50,000 applications for Euro tickets so this will mean supporters having an improved chance of attending games at the finals in the summer.

The new figures for each match are:

June 12: Northern Ireland v Poland in Nice - There will now be 6,816 tickets for Northern Ireland supporters instead of the original number of 6,000.

June 16: Northern Ireland v Ukraine in Lyon - There will now be 12,726 tickets for Northern Ireland supporters instead of 11,000.

June 21: Northern Ireland v Germany in Paris - There will now be 9516 tickets for Northern Ireland supporters instead of 8,000.

This news follows yesterday's announcement that the Republic of Ireland were given more than 6,500 further tickets for their Euro 2016 group matches against Sweden, Italy and Belgium taking their total allocation to 32,502.

 Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson, said: "This is great news for our supporters as it means even more will now be able to attend games at EURO 2016.

"Our fans are famous throughout Europe and I have no doubt that the almost 30,000 that are lucky enough to get tickets will bring passion and colour to the tournament this summer.”

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