UEFA Warn Of Crackdown On Black Market Euro 2012 Tickets

Irish football fans have been warned that Euro 2012 tickets obtained on the black market will be rejected at games, regardless of how much fans have spent.

UEFA issued the warning despite the fact that details of the official ticket design have yet to be confirmed.

"We know there will be a black market but we are confident that we will fight it," said Magdalena Mazany-Krasodebska, UEFA’s commercial manager.

"It's a very risky decision (to buy unofficially) because there are different sources out there, there are illegal sources and someone who buys from them is taking a risk.

"It's very difficult for us to say whether the person will be able to enter stadium or not but UEFA has the right to deactivate tickets which were sold in an illegal way.

"We would advise people to be very conscious and very careful about those purchases. There is a system in place to cancel certain tickets."

She added that UEFA would require the names of those entering the ground.

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