Game in Budapest – Ceferin: European Supercup important “pilot test”

Nyon (AP) – UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin sees the European Super Cup between FC Bayern Munich and FC Sevilla as an important test in the Corona crisis with spectators.

“Our next challenge is to bring the most important part of our game, the fans, back to the stadiums,” said the President of the European Football Association in a speech at the General Assembly of the European Club Association. Currently this is not possible in the qualifiers for the Champions League and Europa League due to the different situation in the countries of the participants and the format without return leg.

For this reason, the duel between the premier class champion Munich and the Europa League winner Sevilla on September 24 in the Hungarian capital is of particular importance. The Supercup is “a pilot test from which we can learn useful lessons about what needs to be done this season – always bearing in mind that government protocols and decisions must be strictly followed,” said Ceferin.

According to Uefa, the capacity of the 38,000-seat Puskás Arena should be used for 30 percent. Both teams are each entitled to 3000 tickets. In addition to the well-known measures such as wearing a face mask, disinfecting hands and keeping a distance, there are other strict safety and hygiene requirements for the public due to the corona pandemic. A fever is measured at every stadium visitor.

To enter Hungary, cardholders must undergo a mandatory medical examination upon arrival. In addition, a negative corona test in English and Hungarian is required no older than 72 hours.

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