THE scramble for tickets to the 2018 World Cup final is well underway as FIFA report unprecedented interest from Irish football fans, WWN has learned.
With a James McClean goal securing a historic win in Vienna for the boys in green, Ireland sits top of their qualifying group after 4 games, all but guaranteeing a showdown against Brazil in the final just under two years from now.
“I’ve a brother in the FAI, and even he can’t get me tickets. I’m proper panicking now, what if I can’t get one?” Dermot Nelly, worried Irish supporter, shared with WWN.
Ireland’s path to Russia 2018 and their subsequent run to the final has come courtesy of a good performance against an anaemic Austria side on Saturday, and fans are becoming increasingly desperate to ensure they don’t miss out on the biggest game in Irish soccer history.
“I’ve been online since the win, just checking to see if anyone is selling a spare ticket. I’m prepared to blow the life savings on this. There’s no way I’m missing us lifting the World Cup trophy,” shared Dubliner Tommy Gleeson, whose budget for a ticket stands at an eye watering €120.
In a bid to quell the overzealous reaction to the recent win, the FAI delivered a sobering statement this morning.
“Lads, Jesus, relax will ye. Listen, when FIFA post us over our ticket allocation for the final, you lot will be the first to know. A bit of patience please,” the statement read.