Berlin (AP) – Former European football champion Thomas Helmer has criticized the planning of the Super Cup match between German record champions FC Bayern Munich and FC Sevilla in Budapest’s corona-risk area.

He doesn’t understand why UEFA has so far insisted on holding the Supercup between Bayern and Seville “from all places in Budapest and with spectators,” Helmer wrote in his column for “Kicker” (Monday). “Understanding the attempt to bring spectators back, don’t be careless, the game could be played elsewhere,” said the 55-year-old.

The European Football Association (UEFA) has so far stuck to its plans to play the Supercup final for spectators in the Pusk├ís Arena on Thursday (9 p.m.). The stadium capacity of 67,000 spectators must be used up to 30 percent. Both clubs have about 3000 tickets available. About 2,100 football fans want to accompany FC Bayern Munich to Budapest on Sunday, according to information. “From a sports point of view, this game is not very relevant to me, so you could have done without it at these moments,” said Helmer.

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