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25 Jun, 2008 06:22

Last orders please! Austria issue visas to Russian latecomers

Last orders please! Austria issue visas to Russian latecomers

Russian football fans have had their last chance to obtain a visa to go to their team's Euro 2008 semi-final in Vienna. Russia will face Spain on Thursday for the second time in the tournament.

People queued for hours at the Austrian embassy in Moscow, which extended the period for tournament applications to midday on Wednesday.

The embassy has been working flat-out to issue permits to everyone wanting to cheer their side through to the final.

The Russian Football Union says all 6,200 allocated tickets for the game have been sold.