The difficulty for football fans in getting match tickets for the 1990 World Cup outside of buying a holiday package.

With only  a few days to the start of the 1990 World Cup Finals RTÉ News reports on how the tickets were being distributed among Irish fans. 

For supporters who were taking packages with travel agents match tickets were available from today. The Football Association of Ireland FAI came in for criticism for only making tickets available through travel agents.

In response spokesperson Donnie Butler of the FAI says the organisation did not get enough tickets from the world body FIFA.

We can only distribute the tickets we get and all the tickets we got from FIFA we have done that in the fairest possible fashion.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 June 1990. The reporter is Colm Connolly.