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Everything you need to know about the FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final in Cardiff

(Pic by Lewis Mitchell/FAW)

As excitement builds for the FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final against Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, 5 June (KO 5:00pm), it’s important for The Red Wall to have a high-quality spectator experience.

To ensure this, the Football Association of Wales would like to remind fans of some important details that will aid their experience so that they can enjoy what is hoped will be another memorable occasion at Cardiff City Stadium.

Sold Out

The FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final is completely sold out. There are no tickets available to purchase at Cardiff City Stadium.

Access to the stadium will be restricted to ticket holders only. Supporters without tickets are requested to avoid the areas in and around stadium.

Ticket Holders

Fans with digital tickets are advised to download their tickets in advance of travelling to the stadium for the match. This will allow spectators to have their digital tickets ready to display at security checkpoints and the turnstiles for easy entry.

Arrive Early

Ticket holders are requested to get to the stadium as early as possible to allow for additional time to pass through the enhanced security checks and enjoy the pre-match entertainment on the concourse. All match day entertainment will only take place inside the stadium.

Pyrotechnic Warning

There is no safe use of pyrotechnics in spectator areas at football events with their use having many health risks and dangers such as loss of sight, limb or digit removal due to their explosive power.

Being in possession of a pyrotechnic device at a football match or attempting to bring such a device into a football stadium, is a criminal offence under the Sporting Events Act 1985. Any person committing such an offence faces an FA Wales ban, probable arrest and a minimum 3 year Football Banning Order.

Gate Opening and Entertainment

  • Gates open: 15:00
  • Concourse entertainment: 15:00 – 16:00 Stadium Bowl entertainment: 16:15 Kick-off: 17:00

City Centre & Fan Zones

Fans are advised not to travel to the Cardiff City Stadium without a ticket and there will be no fan activity outside the stadium. There is no public screening or fan zone showing the match within the City Centre and fans without tickets are advised to avoid travelling due to several other events taking place on Sunday, 5 June.

Field of Play

Cymru fans are award winning and respected across Europe but depending on the situation at the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final; all spectators are politely requested to keep off the pitch. Anyone entering the field of play will be subject to criminal proceedings.

It is also vitally important that the condition of the playing surface is protected for the two UEFA Nations League matches being played at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday, 8 and Saturday, 11 June.