“The fact that the fans cannot move has been especially valued,” explains the body chaired by Luis Rubiales.
The final of the Copa del Rey to be played by Athletic Club and Real Sociedad on April 3 will finally be played behind closed doors, as confirmed this Thursday by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The game, postponed for a year, will be played without an audience, as recommended on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias.
The Federation, which will meet in the next few hours with the two Basque clubs, indicated that “the current epidemic situation and the established measures that entail the perimeter closure of mobility, both for the autonomous community of Andalusia, as well as for the province of Seville, they make it unfeasible for non-resident fans in the province to attend this meeting “.
“Of all this, both clubs have been informed, which have communicated that they will abide by any decision of the RFEF. The fact that the fans cannot travel and go to the Cartuja stadium has been especially valued, agreeing the Minister of Health and Families of the Junta de Andaluca and the Real Federacin Espaola de Ftbol, that said match takes place without the assistance of the public in the stands of the La Cartuja stadium, “added the body chaired by Luis Rubiales.
“In common agreement”
On Wednesday, Minister Darias announced that she did not see “adequate, timely and convenient” the assistance of the public due to the agreement to practice perimeter closures, limitation of mobility and social contacts during the festivities of San José and Holy Week, and the not holding “massive events involving crowds”.
The RFEF reported that, “over the last few weeks”, it held “different meetings with the Andalusian Regional Government Health and Family Counselor” to analyze “the health care situation and current epidemiological data in Seville.” In this sense, he stressed that this health administration communicated that “the influx of the public will mean the classification of moderate epidemic risk by COVID-19, which allows the assistance of a limited capacity”.
Meeting in Las Rozas
In addition, the federative entity recalled that, “in common agreement” with Athletic and Real Sociedad, it decided to postpone the celebration of this final to 2021 due to the health situation “in order to aspire to be held with the assistance of both hobbies. “. “Under this premise, the RFEF has always worked within the strictest framework of compliance with the decisions of the health authorities, always being sensitive to their recommendations,” he pointed out.
“The Minister of Health and Families and the RFEF show that this is the only official communication from both institutions. All parties hold the meeting scheduled for this afternoon at the RFEF headquarters in Las Rozas”, concluded the federative statement, in reference to the information disseminated by Cadena Ser.
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