Andalusian Government Formally Request The Copa Del Rey Final Not Take Place Until Fans Can Safely Attend

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The La Liga season may eventually be able to return with games played behind closed doors, but the Copa del Rey final is in a different situation. If needed, the Cup final can take place during the opening months of next season with Athletic and Real Sociedad, as well as the Spanish Football Federation, not even considering holding the match until fans are able to attend.

Considering that the historic Cup final is scheduled to take place at La Cartuja in Seville, the Andalusian government have also gotten involved. Over the weekend the Junta de Andalucía formally contacted the RFEF to make known their similar wishes for the match to be postponed until it can be played safely with an audience at the stadium.

“We are in no hurry to celebrate that game because what we want is for it to be a great football party, for all the world to see Seville and enjoy our community and our cities,” said the Andalusian Regional Minister of Eduction and Sports, Javier Imbroda, during an interview with Cadena SER.

Imbroda makes it clear that the Andalusian government are in complete agreement that the final shouldn’t be played behind closed doors. “The proposal of the Board to the RFEF was to continue waiting to set a date until the Ministry of Health authorizes that the Cup final can be played with an audience.”

There have been many ideas thrown around in conversations such as moving the final to the Basque Country, but for now the RFEF are determined to honor their contract to host the match at La Cartuja. In the end, it’s clear that everyone involved are willing to wait as long as possible for fans to be able to attend the Copa del Rey final and celebrate the Basque Derby and overcoming the current health crisis.

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