Spanish FA agrees to clubs` request to delay Copa final
Published: 07:37 PM, 5 May 2020
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has said it will grant the request of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad to reschedule the postponed Copa del Rey final for when the coronavirus is no longer a threat so the match can be played with spectators.
“The presidents of Copa del Rey finalists Athletic Club and Real Sociedad, after meeting with the president of the Spanish soccer association, have agreed to request that the final is played with supporters at a later date to be agreed by the three parties,” the clubs said.
“Both clubs have always wanted our supporters to be able to attend the match; what we want more than anything is to have a Cup final with our supporters in the stands.”
The RFEF said it agreed “wholeheartedly” with the two clubs wishes for fans to attend the match.
“The trophy with the most prestige and tradition in Spanish football deserves a final with supporters,” said its statement.