National team ticket trio a top seller

Special ticket packages for Austria’s upcoming Euro2012 qualification home matches are selling like hot cakes, it has been reported.More than 35,000 of the sets of tickets which give fans the chance to watch the team play against Belgium (25 March), Germany (3 June) and Turkey (6 September) have already been sold, the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) said today (Mon).All three matches will take place at Vienna’s 50,000-seat Ernst Happel Stadium where Austria most recently played against Greece in a friendly in November (1-2). Tickets for the 2012 European Football Championship qualification stage games are available at and are second in their qualification group behind Germany. Turkey are in third, with Belgium in fourth and Azerbaijan in fifth. Kazakhstan are currently last in the table. The teams finishing the nine groups on top qualify for the event which will take place in Poland and Ukraine, while the second-placed nations have the chance to follow them in a knockout round.Austria were beaten by 2010 World Cup finalists Netherlands 3-1 in a friendly in Rotterdam earlier this month. Inter star Wesley Sneijder, Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt scored for the home side before Marko Arnautovic got a goal for Austria from a penalty.