Euro 2008 chief operating officer Martin Kallen said: “All tickets have been sold. We are obviously trying to stop tickets from being sold on the black market. But all tickets now being sold are black-market tickets.”
According to Euro 2008 organisers, 38 per cent of the tickets went to national football federations, 33 per cent to the general public, 14 per cent to sponsors and television partners, with the remaining 15 per cent being broken up between hospitality, UEFA members and host city and stadium owner factions.
Switzerland, Austria and Germany represent a combined 75 per cent of all 8.7 million individual ticket requests, while Spain, France, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands were at the other end of the scale from between 1 and 4 percent each.
A ticket for the June 29 final at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna will cost between €160 and €550, with all other matches selling from €45 to €110.