Uefa Super Cup to go ahead as planned

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The game between Chelsea and Villarreal, Champions League and Europa League winners respectively, is set to take place on 11 August 2021.

Irish FA President David Martin confirmed the news on Thursday.

Martin believes a ‘big crowd’ can attend the game at Windsor Park, as he anticipates that the Uefa Super Cup will be one of the biggest matches played in Northern Ireland in recent history.

The details on attendance and ticketing arrangements of this mouthwatering showpiece are still to be finalised.

“This is massive for Northern Ireland, massive for the country, massive for the Irish Football Association and the game here,” he said.

“It is the biggest game in the history of our sport here in Northern Ireland, certainly in recent times, and we would like to see a big, big crowd at the national stadium.

“We will not know exactly how many supporters we will have in the stadium but what we do know is that supporters are being allowed into stadia throughout the UK and there are high hopes that a considerable number of supporters make the semi-final and final of the Euros in July. We are a month further down the line.

“All Covid issues will of course be taken into consideration but this is a time when we have to hope that things will be relaxed more and we can have a high percentage of people can attend in August.

“I am not putting a percentage on it, we have two and a half months to come so let’s see what happens between now and then.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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