TICKET prices for Scotland's vital World Cup qualifying match against

Italy at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, on November 18 will remain largely

unchanged from previous international matches, the Scottish Football

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Association said yesterday.

Despite complaints that prices at the Scotland-Portugal game earlier

this month were too high and led to a poor turnout of 22,000 spectators,

the SFA said all prices will remain unchanged apart from a #5 reduction

to #15 for seats in the upper Govan stand.

Mr David Morris, the SFA's head of international matches department,

said that early inquiries about tickets indicated that the Italy match

could attract a capacity 38,000 crowd.

''Compared with the Portugal match, the early signs are that there is

a much greater and keener interest,'' he said. ''Whether the match sells

out remains to be seen but we hope that the fact that Italy is a very

attractive fixture will mean we'll be well on the way to a capacity

crowd.''

Tickets for the match will go on sale through the usual outlets -- the

SFA, Scottish Football League, and Rangers ticket offices -- from

Monday.

Postal applications also will be accepted at the SFA offices in

Glasgow and a credit card hotline will open tomorrow although

applications will not be processed before Monday.

Vouchers from match programmes at the previous games against Portugal

and Finland will entitle spectators to a #3 and #1 price reduction

respectively on all tickets for the Italy match, or #4 if they have both

vouchers.