Republic of Ireland fans are among the millions who've rushed to get their hands on tickets for the Euro 2020 finals, with UEFA confirming that the demand has reached unprecedented levels.

There have been over 28 million requests for the 2.5 million tickets available for the 60th anniversary event across the 12 host countries, which is the first Europe-wide championships. That's double the amount for Euro 2016.

In particular, during the sales phase in December, almost nine million requests were received, over three times more than during the same period ahead of Euro 2016.

The highest demand has been for the final at Wembley on 12 July, which has attracted more than 714,000 ticket requests, eight times the stadium's capacity.

The high-profile group stage game between Germany and France at the 75,000-capacity Allianz Arena in Munich on 16 June has received 710,000 applications.

Ireland of course have plenty of work to do before they can contemplate taking their place in the summer's tournament.

Mick McCarthy's men face Slovakia on 26 March in a play-off semi-final, with the winner travelling to either Northern Ireland or Bosnia for a final showdown.

Regardless of whether the Boys In Green make it or not, Dublin will definitely host three group matches and a round of 16 clash for the tournament.

Last July, more than 14 million tickets were requested during the first three weeks of the sales window.