FAI Women Closing In on Record

Over 5,000 tickets have already been sold for this Thursday’s key Euro 2021 qualifier betwee the Republic of Ireland Women’s Senior Team and Greece.

The Group I encounter – which kicks off at 19:15 – looks set to eclipse the record attendance of 5,328 set in last October’s victory over Ukraine in the same venue.

On that occasion all seats were sold out but then a number did not come to the game and team manager Vera Pauw is keen to stress how important that those who say they will turn up make every effort to do so.

“We need the fans. I hope that everybody is coming because to get that support it pulls you through the difficult moments in the game.”

“It is fantastic that tickets are selling well but need the fans to turn up on the night – that is very important. We had a great crowd and atmosphere at the Ukraine game, so it would be special to experience that on a night when we need to beat Greece.”

Tickets are still available online via www.fai.ie/tickets and Ticketmaster vans will be on site ahead of kick-off, but supporters are encouraged to secure their tickets to avoid disappointment and to arrive early to enjoy the pre-match atmosphere.

Pauw’s team are unbeaten after three games.

In team news, midfielders Megan Connolly (shoulder) and Jessica Ziu (groin) have been ruled out of the game, while English-born forward Nicole Douglas has been training with the squad as she awaits international clearance from FIFA.

Join us on March 19th at the Aviva Stadium for our special Sport for Business Football Breakfast where we will be hearing all about the Euro 2021 Campaign, the four games coming to Dublin for Euro 2020 this summer, and much more around the new era for the FAI with Niall Quinn, Dublin Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon and many more.

Book your place now, places are limited.


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