The general ticket sale for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup play-off against Denmark has seen a horde of fans left disappointed.
With the FAI warning supporters in advance that only premium level tickets would be remaining after Wednesday’s pre-sale sold out in seven minutes, many Irish fans were still prepared to pay the extra money to witness the final match for Martin O’Neill’s side before potential qualification for next year’s World Cup.
However, the message that that greeted users on the FAI’s Ticketmaster page at 11am – the time that the sale was due to begin – was that there were no tickets available for purchase, suggesting that they all been snapped up in record time.
Naturally, the reaction to this has been of outrage as many Ireland fans will now be left ticketless for the biggest international football match to be staged at the Aviva in two years:
No Ireland tickets available. Went on sale at 11. 11:00:01 – none.
— Tom Clancy (@tclansee) October 20, 2017
How can there possibly be zero tickets available for Ireland vs Denmark already? @TicketmasterIre you are a farce and an unfunny joke. pic.twitter.com/FfzrQtXq6n
— Neil (@CaptainCaraher) October 20, 2017
Did anyone actually manage to get tickets for the Ireland Denmark game this morning?
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) October 20, 2017
Actually raging like. Up early to get the tickets for Ireland vs Denmark, on the site from 10:30. Tickets at 11. 11:01 everything gone? Bull
— John Gaughan (@jonnygaughan) October 20, 2017
That feeling when you all the Ireland v Denmark playoff tickets are sold out after 1 second. #COYBIG #Ticketmaster https://t.co/MFf7576BIa pic.twitter.com/uHh8cpq6i9
— fruitysuits (@fruitysuits) October 20, 2017
Neither the FAI nor Ticketmaster have yet commented on the issue, to indicate when (or, indeed, if) more Aviva tickets will be made available on general sale.
On this week’s episode of the Mixer Irish football podcast, we’re joined by ex-Cork City players Neal Horgan and Derek Coughlan to look back on the Leesiders’ title-winning season, as well as reaction Ireland’s World Cup play-off draw and the usual League of Ireland round-up.