The Football Association of Ireland has reiterated its commitment to securing tickets for Ireland fans who missed out in the first UEFA Euro 2016 allocation.
Ireland fans started to find out on Friday if they had been successful with their applications, while many disappointed supporters received emails this morning confirmed that they were unsuccessful.
But the FAI have issued a statement this afternoon encouraging fans to register for the official waiting list by forwarding on their notification email to an FAI email address.
The FAI statement read: “Applicants who received notifications from UEFA that they were unsuccessful and wish to be added to the official waiting list should forward their notification email from UEFA to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their FAI account number and details of the tickets that they applied for.”
The FAI confirmed that preference was given to supporters clubs and season ticket holders, as well as Fans Direct members and Club Ireland members.
Jack Charlton Lounge patrons, sponsors, players/staff, and volunteers around the country also received preference in the UEFA lottery.
The statement continued: “The FAI has 2,000 tickets in reserve, which were distributed by UEFA to all Participating National Associations. These tickets will be used to satisfy the demand from supporters with a proven match attendance record, who have missed out on securing tickets through the UEFA portal.
“The same ranking system used during the initial process will be in operation for this batch of tickets, so the most deserving supporters are selected.
“Supporters can still avail of the re-sale platform, which will open in March and will be run directly by UEFA. Only registered members of the ticketing portal who attained tickets from the 2015 public portal (June 10 - July 10) are eligible to sell tickets. However, anyone can have access to the re-sale portal once the tickets become available.
“The FAI has made it a priority to free up more tickets for supporters and will remain in contact with UEFA over the coming days and weeks to secure as many tickets as possible for Ireland supporters.”