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No Copa del Rey final without fans

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:22 AM
Athletic Bilbao fans celebrate at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final match against Barcelona at San Mames Stadium in Bilbao, Spain, on Thursday, February.
Athletic Bilbao fans celebrate at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final match against Barcelona at San Mames Stadium in Bilbao, Spain, on Thursday, February.

The Spanish football federation says the Copa del Rey final will only take place when fans are allowed back into stadiums in Spain.

The federation says the final between Basque Country rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be delayed until fans are allowed to attend it, even if that means playing the match next year.

Both clubs had petitioned to play the final only when fans were allowed back.

The federation says the only condition is that it takes place before the 2020-21 final.

This year’s final was originally scheduled to be played on April 18 in Seville.

AP