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England Gets Fewer EURO2016 Tickets than Iceland

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England Gets Fewer EURO2016 Tickets than Iceland

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The Icelandic men's national football team. Photo: KSÍ/Facebook

English football fans are inconsolable. The reason, according to the Daily Mail: “even tiny Iceland gets 8,000 more tickets than we do [to the EURO 2016 in France].”

The Daily Mail reports that some 50,000 football fans had been expected to attend the UEFA EURO competition in France next year, but now it has come to light that England will only be allocated 23,520 tickets for the three opening games, or nearly 8,000 fewer than Iceland.

For clarification, this means there will only be 10 people from Iceland to every ticket, compared to 2,254 people from England people per ticket.”

The reason is that ticket allocation depends on the size of the stadium where the teams compete, not on the size of the nation competing. In other words, supporters from each country are allocated 20 percent of the total number of tickets to each game, according to fotbolti.net. The Icelandic team will compete at larger stadiums than the English one, thus, the discrepancy.

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