COPA DEL REY

Spanish government say no to fans at Copa del Rey finals

The Spanish FA were hoping to have 20%-25% of the La Cartuja stadium occupied with supporters for both forthcoming finals.

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Spanish government say no to fans at Copa del Rey finals

Everything points to both forthcoming Copa del Rey finals (the delayed 2019/20 final between Real Sociedad and Athletic) along with 2020/21 finals being staged behind closed doors.

The Spanish FA were planning on holding both finals with local fans present in Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja on 3 April and 17 April but this evening Cadena SER radio confirm that Spain's Minster for Health Carolina Darias will over-rule the federation's plans fearing that a return to public gatherings involving this amount of people would send a mixed message as Spain eases out from the third wave of the pandemic.

The Spanish FA have confirmed that they are set to meet with representatives on Thursday from Real Sociedad and Athletic to study "logistical aspects relating to the forthcoming Copa del Rey final in Seville on 3 April".