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Iceland-Czech Republic Game a Sell-out

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Iceland-Czech Republic Game a Sell-out

The Icelandic national team in men's football

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The Euro UEFA 2016 qualifying match between Iceland and the Czech Republic is sold out, a month before it takes place on 12 June.

4,000 tickets went on general sale in Iceland this week and sold out within 40 minutes, RÚV reports.

Klara Bjartmarz, director of the Icelandic Football Association, told reporters ticket sales have gone seamlessly: “There is a changed arrangement for ticket sales on midi.is. They have worked well on their system and it went very well. People go into a waiting area before they are transferred into the ticket sales process. Ticket sales go a little slower but it is much more secure.”

The Czech FA has been allocated 1,000 tickets to the crucial game, with a further 1,000 allocated for UEFA officials, Icelandic FA guests, players, media, television rights holders and others. Klara says it is unlikely any of these tickets will be left over.

The Czechs have already sold 600 of their 1,000 tickets and Klara believes it is also unlikely any of those will be left over for sale within Iceland.

The Czech Republic top Group A with 13 points and Iceland is in second, on 12. The Netherlands, in third place, have seven points so far. 15 group games have been played so far (each team has played five times), and 15 remain; meaning Iceland is still in with a good chance of reaching its first ever world or European cup finals. But there is a long way to go.

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