UEFA confirm venue for Super Cup clash between Chelsea and Villarreal

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UEFA have confirmed the venue for the Super Cup clash between Chelsea and Villarreal in August.

Windsor Park in Belfast will be the venue for UEFA Super Cup in August, ending speculation that the match could be held in Istanbul.

The Champions League final was moved from Istanbul to Porto due to the dire coronavirus situation in Turkey last month and there had been talk that Istanbul would be handed the Super Cup as a form of compensation for missing out on the Chelsea vs Man City clash, but that is not the case.

Chelsea will head to Northern Ireland for the Super Cup contest against Europa League winners Villarreal on 11 August, just three days before the Premier League season starts.

Irish Football Association CEO, Patrick Nelson, said in a statement: “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 national stadium in Northern Ireland has a capacity of just 18,500 and there has been no decision on how many will be allowed in for the match.

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