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O'Neill criticizes Ireland's ticket allocation for France

LYON, France (AP) Coach Martin O'Neill has questioned Ireland's "unfair" ticket allocation for Sunday's match against host France in the last 16 of the European Championship.

It rankles strongly with him that Irish fans should be so under-represented at the 58,000-seater Stade de Lyon.

"The ticket allocation is something that I do have a gripe about. It's totally disproportionate for a stadium of this size," O'Neill told a news conference on Saturday. "For us or any team playing in the round of 16, to be allocated less than 5,000 tickets is pretty unfair."