The UEFA Super Cup Final pitting Chelsea and Villarreal will be played in Belfast, the Irish FA Cup has confirmed.
Chelsea beat Manchester City in the finals of the Champions League to book a spot in the Super Cup Final with Villarreal who won the Europa League on penalties against Manchester United. Despite the Turkish government minister insisting the match would be moved to Instanbul, the UEFA has once again snubbed Turkey.
"We have kept in close contact with our partners at UEFA on the matter and following these discussions we are delighted that they have confirmed that the game will stay in Belfast," the Irish FA CEO, Patrick Nelson, said in a statement.
Details of the attendance and ticketing arrangements are still to be finalized.
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UEFA has confirmed that the Super Cup between Chelsea and Villareal on August 11 will be played at Windsor Park in Belfast. Were reports it could be switched to Istanbul after the Champions League final was moved to Porto. #CFC— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) June 3, 2021