UEFA Super Cup: 13,000 fans permitted to watch Chelsea FC vs Villarreal clash in Belfast

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Chelsea and Villarreal will be backed by 13,000 fans in next month’s UEFA Super Cup final in Belfast.

The Irish FA, UEFA and the Northern Ireland executive and the association have decided on the capacity for the game at national stadium Windsor Park.

Fans will be asked to show proof of double vaccination or provide a negative Covid test on entry.

Supporters of Villarreal will be able to travel from Spain for the match on August 11.

Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “This represents a 30 per cent reduction in the overall stadium capacity and recognises the need to remain cautious given the ongoing health situation in Northern Ireland.

“We will continue to work closely with our partners at UEFA and the Northern Ireland Executive in the lead up to the game and look forward to delivering a memorable night for football in Belfast and Northern Ireland.”

Chelsea won their second Champions League title by beating Manchester City, while Villarreal won the Europa League in a penalty shootout with Manchester United.

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