Extra tickets for Ireland v Bosnia to be released as demand soars
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Extra tickets for Ireland v Bosnia to be released as demand soars

THE FAI have confirmed a fresh batch of tickets will be released on Monday for Ireland’s crucial home leg of their Euro 2016 play-off tie with Bosnia.

Demand for the Dublin leg has taken the governing body by surprise, but it appears Martin O’Neill’s side are on course to host Bosnia before a sold-out crowd.

The initial batch of tickets for general admission sold out in minutes, leaving many regulars empty-handed and fearful of missing the biggest game of O’Neill’s tenure.

An FAI statement confirmed: “Premium Level tickets for the second-leg game between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina at Aviva Stadium on Monday, November 16 are still available through Ticketmaster.ie, while more General Admission tickets will be released on Monday, November 2 through Ticketmaster.ie at 11am.”

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O’Neill’s men will travel to Sarajevo for the first leg on November 13, but they will be without suspended duo John O’Shea and Jon Walters.

Furthermore, after picking up a hamstring injury for his club, Sunderland, O’Shea’s fitness for the second leg will be “tight going” according to O’Neill.

Additionally, Walters limped out of Stoke’s meeting with Chelsea on Tuesday night, meaning he too is now also an injury doubt for the return leg.