The UEFA Executive Committee on Tuesday decided to allow the 2020 UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest to be played with a reduced number of spectators.
The European football mother body decided that up to 30% of the capacity of the Puskás Aréna in Budapest will be allowed, in order to study precisely the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol.
“While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character,” said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin.
“We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches. We are working closely with the Hungarian Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game, he said.
It was also confirmed that all other UEFA matches shall continue to be played behind closed doors until further notice.
These decisions follow the consultative meeting that UEFA held with its 55 member associations and where such matters were discussed in August this year.
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By Ofhani Munyai