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NI away fans to get more tickets for 2012 qualifier

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has secured an additional 550 tickets for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia next month.

Under the agreed match protocol, the visiting team is only entitled to five percent of any visiting ground allocation, and therefore the IFA had been due to receive 550 tickets for the game at Ljudski VRT Stadium in Maribor on September 3.

However, following lengthy discussions and meetings with the Slovenian FA, the IFA has been able to increase this number and will now receive 1,100 tickets.

The IFA’s head of operations, William Campbell, said: “The association is delighted to have been able to secure the additional tickets to allow more supporters to attend this match and support our team as they commence their qualifying campaign for Euro 2012.

“The association will continue to try to secure as many tickets for our fans as possible, both at Windsor Park and across Europe.” Tickets for the qualifier are priced at £16.50 each.

It is now possible to apply for your tickets online at www.irishfa.com.

The maximum number of tickets that you can apply for online is 30. Contact tickets@irishfa.com should your party be greater than 30.

Supporters are reminded that:

· Priority is given to members of the IFA’s NI Fans and NI Fans Plus (previously known as OSS);

· It is only one ticket per member.

The placement and allocation of tickets will remain at the discretion of the Irish FA.

At this stage you are only applying for tickets, but your account will be debited.

You will only be contacted again after the closing date if you have been unsuccessful in obtaining tickets for this match.

The closing date for applying for tickets is today (Wednesday, August 25) at 4pm.

Belfast Telegraph