Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has admitted that Bilbao “has problems” to host Eurocup matches and has considered “that La Cartuja would be a magnificent place” although “UEFA must decide.”
“I don’t want to say anything about Seville as the headquarters of Spain for the European Championship. With all due respect for what was done in Bilbao, the difficulties are many and it would be fatal for the venue to go to another country. I am going to work so that the venue stays in Spain, La Cartuja would be a magnificent place, “said Rubiales at an informative meeting held in the capital of Seville.
The federative leader has stressed that Seville “has everything to host the Eurocup” and, despite the fact that it is obliged to be inhibited “in the UEFA voting”, assured that it is “doing the maximum so that Spain does not lose the matches of the selection and one of the round of 16 “, which were the duels scheduled in San Mamés.
Luis Rubiales has highlighted “the good relationship with the Junta and with La Cartuja”, where Spain has played two games this season, “that is why” the Sevillian stadium “would be the first option if the Bilbao venue falls.