The Union of European Football Associations moved the venue for the match for the UEFA Super Cup from Kazan to Athens. The game is scheduled for August 16th.
“The Executive Committee has decided to move the 2023 UEFA Super Cup from Kazan (Russia) to Athens (Greece). The game will take place at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in the Greek capital on Wednesday, August 16, at 21:00 (UTC + 1, or at 22:00 local time),” site UEFA.
The UEFA Super Cup is the official football tournament that opens the European season. The winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League last season meet in the Super Bowl match.
The reason for this decision in the UEFA message is not called. However, earlier the channel sky news citing sources, he reported that this was due to the removal of Russian clubs from world tournaments against the backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine.
Kazan received the right to host the tournament in March 2020. The game was to be held at the Ak Bars Bank Arena stadium, opened in 2013 before the Universiade.