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Tout of order Ireland fans warned not to buy tickets from touts for sold-out Aviva Stadium game

'We remind fans who purchase tickets from a third-party website or any unauthorised seller that they risk not receiving a ticket at all or being denied entry with an invalid ticket'

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Fans hoping to see Ronaldo in action in the Aviva next month have been warned about buying illicit tickets

Fans hoping to see Ronaldo in action in the Aviva next month have been warned about buying illicit tickets

Fans hoping to see Ronaldo in action in the Aviva next month have been warned about buying illicit tickets

Fans hoping to see the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 fixture against Portugal at the Aviva Stadium have been urged not to buy illicit tickets for the sold-out game.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has warned that those who purchase tickets from a third-party website, or any unauthorized seller, risk not receiving a ticket at all or being denied entry with an invalid ticket.

Tickets for the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier clash sold out within minutes of going on sale, prompting a surge of tickets selling for four times face value on touting sites.

"The FAI would like to thank all of those fans who have bought tickets for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 fixture against Portugal at the Aviva Stadium which is a sell-out," a statement from the association reads.

"We are aware however that tickets for the match are being offered at inflated prices online and we remind fans who purchase tickets from a third-party website or any unauthorised seller that they risk not receiving a ticket at all or being denied entry with an invalid ticket."

The completely sold-out event will see more than 51,000 soccer fans attending a soccer game in the Aviva for the first time in two years.

The last time that Ireland played there was in November 2019 when a 1-1 draw with Denmark ended Irish hopes of qualifying automatically for the Euros.

They were eventually beaten on penalties by Slovakia in the play-off semi-finals.

Despite the fact that Stephen Kenny's side cannot make the play-offs this time around, recent impressive results has created some enthusiasm from fans

Kenny's first competitive victory earlier this month that saw a 3-0 win in Azerbaijan was followed up by an impressive 4-0 quashing of Qatar in a friendly.

That game was played in front of over 25,000 supporters, the permitted capacity limit at the time.

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However, sporting venues are again allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity under the Government's revised reopening plan, which was published last Friday afternoon.

Ireland are currently fourth in a five-team Group A with two games to go and travel to Luxembourg in their final match.

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