Irish International Soccer
Abbey Travel has been the official Travel Partner to the FAI since 2010 and the start of the successful qualifying campaign for EURO 2012. As the official agent for the FAI and we can offer tickets to all Ireland's home games in the Aviva Stadium and the best value packages to away World Cup 2014 qualifiers and friendly games such as England v Republic of Ireland at Wembley in May.
The Republic of Ireland first qualified for a major tournament when reaching UEFA Euro 1988. For the 1990 FIFA World Cup Ireland qualified for the knock-out stages in their first ever appearance at the finals, making the last 16 at both the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups. Under the guidance of Giovanni Trapattoni, the team narrowly lost out on qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup during a controversial play-off but went on to qualify for UEFA Euro 2012. The team is currently in qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where they have been grouped with Germany, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Austria and the Faroe Islands.