The Football Association of Ireland has reached an agreement with the Football Association of Wales for 3,500 tickets for visiting Republic of Ireland fans for the World Cup qualifier in Cardiff next October. 

The ticket allocation is dependent on the final game in Group D being hosted in the Cardiff City Stadium or in the Principality Stadium.

The FAI has stated that “early indications suggest that it will be in the Cardiff City Stadium”, which has a total capacity of 33,280. That is less than half of the Principality Stadium.

FIFA regulations dictate that away fans are given 5% of total capacity, but the FAI has secured over 10% with a return arrangement for the Aviva Stadium clash likely.

Should the Principality Stadium be chosen for the game, the FAW has indicated to the FAI that it will be in a position to release more tickets to Irish fans. 

The FAI has also increased the allocation that will be reserved for regular away supporters following a new agreement with the Confederation of Republic of Ireland Supporters Clubs, with 10% more tickets going to members of supporters clubs.