Tottenham Hotspur has struggled to shift all its tickets for the UEFA Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade tonight (Tuesday) after a ticket ban for the Serbian side leaves the London club with a full allocation.
The governing body banned Belgrade fans from buying tickets as a punishment for racism and said its disciplinary panel found the charge proven against the Serbian champions in a qualifying game against HJK Helsinki in Finland in July. The club was also fined €50,000 (£44,500/$55,600).
Tickets have been on sale to the club’s 48,000 season ticket-holders since September 30, but many remain unsold for the game later today.
The Serbians were allocated just 200 tickets for the game at the new 62,062-capacity stadium, and will take up seats in the hospitality areas of the ground rather than the usual away end.
Tottenham also opted not to put tickets on general sale to avoid Red Star fans from buying tickets.
Earlier this week, UEFA also banned Ajax and Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets for their upcoming European away games as a punishment following crowd trouble.