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UEFA has decided not to postpone the UEFA Super Cup final from Belfast. The European Super Cup will take place between the winner of the Champions League. Chelsea and Europa League winner Villarreal on 11 August at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Chelsea provided Uefa champions league the title for the second time in their history last week after beating Manchester City 1-0. Kai Havertz scored the only goal in the match that was enough to make Thomas Tuchel’s side the European champion. Chelsea will aim to win the Super Cup to kick off a big season under Tuchel.
On the contrary, Villarreal surprised everyone by beating Manchester United on penalties 11-10 in Gdansk. The Spanish club has won the first European trophy in club history. Villarreal head coach Unai Emery has a habit of winning the Europa League, taking his fourth title in the tournament. Emery will be looking to add another European trophy early next season.
Previous reports have suggested that the European Super Cup will be held in Istanbul. The Turkish city was supposed to host the Champions League final, but travel restrictions for British fans forced UEFA move to the final in Portugal. Turkey’s sports minister said Turkey should be compensated by returning it to host the Super Cup final as well as the Champions League final in 2023. However, Irish Football Association CEO Patrick Nelson has confirmed that the Super Bowl will take place in Belfast as planned.
“We are in close contact with our UEFA partners on this issue and after these discussions we are very pleased that they have confirmed that the game will remain in Belfast.”
Final information ticket details and stadium capacity data will be discussed and finalized in the coming weeks. This match will be played one week before the start of the national leagues across Europe.
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