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Spanish Copa del Rey

Barca dealing with Copa drama

 By Sid Lowe

Copa del Rey final venue, Barcelona's Camp Nou, not decided without a fight

The Camp Nou will host the 2015 Copa del Rey final, a decision that's been a long time coming in Spain.

And so the soap opera comes to an end, and what fun it was. So much fun, in fact, that we'll do it all over again next year. Same time, same place. Or should that read "different time, different place" instead? Not long after one Seville-based sports newspaper announced that the Copa del Rey final would be held at Real Betis' Benito de Villamarin stadium, the Spanish football Federation announced that the Copa del Rey final will be held at FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium on May 30.


Barcelona's Camp Nou hosting Copa del Rey final sparks controversy

Barcelona's Camp Nou was controversially chosen as the site for the Copa del Rey final after their rivals Real Madrid turned down the opportunity to host it at the Santiago Bernabeu.

After weeks of endless negotiations in order to reach a mutual agreement, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have finally decided that the Camp Nou will host the Copa del Rey final on May 30. In other words, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will challenge for the title in the Catalans' home stadium.

Despite both clubs identifying the Santiago Bernabeu as the ideal scenario for the final, the Real Madrid board ignored their request and rejected the offer as soon as they were approached. A petition...

 By PA Sport

Andres Iniesta thrilled Copa del Rey final set for Camp Nou

Andres Iniesta is happy that Barcelona will get to play the Copa del Rey final at home at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is delighted that his team will play the Copa del Rey final in their own stadium.

The Spanish Football Federation voted in favour of the domestic cup final between Barca and Athletic Bilbao on May 30 to be played at the Camp Nou after the two clubs had failed to reach an agreement on a neutral venue.

"I like the choice," Iniesta told Marca. "It's a very good venue. The important thing is that we will be playing in the final.

"The Copa final is a very special day...

Camp Nou to host Barcelona's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona will get a home-field boost for their Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

MADRID -- Barcelona will have home advantage for its Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao after Spain's football federation voted on Wednesday for the Camp Nou as the venue.

Both finalists had originally asked to play the May 30 decider at Real Madrid's 81,000-seater Bernabeu stadium. However, the venue for Copa finals must be offered voluntarily and Madrid made no such offer.

After two hours of talks failed to resolve the issue, the federation's executive committee took a vote from four stadium...

Fans warned about whistling Spain national anthem at Copa del Rey final

FC Barcelona forward Neymar Jr. believes Barcelona can win the treble this season, and the team is looking strong before their second leg clash against Manchester City.

La Liga president Javier Tebas says this year's Copa del Rey final should be abandoned if Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao fans whistle Spain's national anthem when it is played before kickoff.

The Catalan and Basque sides met in the 2012 decider, which is remembered by some for Spain's then king Juan Carlos and the anthem being drowned out by loud whistles from both sets of fans.

Such behaviour does not go down at all well with many politicians in the Spanish capital, and the Partido Popular candidate...