The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Football federations Association and the Neftchi Professional Football Club brings to the notice of the wide public in regard to Neftchi – Galatasaray (Turkey) match that will be held at Baku Olympics Stadium on September 17, 2020, in the framework of the second qualification stage of UEFA European League tournament that according to relevant decision of UEFA Executive Committee, the encounter will be held without the participation of football fans, press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs told APA.
Taking into consideration that there is a great number of fans of both teams in our country, we state once again that it is important to comply with rules applied by Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive gathering of fans in the airport during the arrival of the Galatasaray team in Baku, in front of the hotel where the team will stay, around a stadium where the team will train and the stadium where the match will be held, as well as in other relevant spaces is inadmissible.
MIA, AFFA, and Neftchi PFC taking into consideration the risk of growth of coronavirus infection cases calls on fans to comply with the rules applied by Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers.
The fans may catch on video and send to CBC Sports television channel the messages that they wish to convey to their favorite teams. Those video messages will be demonstrated on CBC Sport, as well as on monitors of Baku Olympics Stadium on the match day.