UEFA Europa League Relocates Maccabi Haifa FC vs. Villarreal CF Match to New Venue


In light of recent developments and in adherence to the decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee, UEFA has announced a venue change for the upcoming UEFA Europa League group stage clash between Maccabi Haifa FC and Villarreal CF. The fixture, previously scheduled to take place in Israel, has been relocated to ensure the safety and security of all involved parties. In coordination with the respective clubs and national associations, UEFA has confirmed that the Maccabi Haifa FC vs. Villarreal CF match will now be hosted at the AEK Arena in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Thursday, November 9th, with kick-off at 18:45 CET. However, it's important to note that the match will be held behind closed doors, without spectators. The decision to move the match to Cyprus is a precautionary measure, given the current security situation in the region. UEFA prioritizes the safety and well-being of all players, staff, and supporters, and this relocation allows for a controlled environment for the game to take place.