06/11/2020

NI Fans To Return For Play-Off Final

The Irish Football Association has confirmed that fans will be permitted to attend Northern Ireland's UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final.

Some 1060 members of the Green and White Army will head to Windsor Park next Thursday, 12 November, to watch Ian Baraclough's side take on Slovakia in the crucial play-off.

Anticipation is running high ahead of the match as a win would ensure Northern Ireland's place in the European Championship for the second time in a row.
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The spectators will be socially-distanced across the stadium, which has a capacity of 18,500. A preference form was issued for current Campaign Card holders to complete and those successful in a ticket ballot will be notified early next week. 

Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: "We have worked closely with the Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, and her officials, as well as the team at Belfast City Council, to land on this number. Our own staff have also played a significant role in this and we’re delighted to have fans back at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, in a safe and responsible setting, for one of our biggest games in recent times."



(JG)

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