Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Super Cup fans endure heatwave for pre-match party

Authorities in Macedonia say more than 2,000 police officers will be on duty for Tuesday’s Super Cup soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, amid a heatwave in the Balkan country.

Hours before Manchester United and Real Madrid met at the Philip II Arena in Skopje on Tuesday, thousands of fans of the clubs — many from neither England nor Spain — gathered in the Macedonian capital in a festive atmosphere despite heatwave temperatures of 38 degrees (100 F).

City authorities set up three fan zones, one for each team plus an area for neutrals, where fans posed with UEFA trophies, lined up to fire penalty shots into a miniature goal, and dodged or danced through spurts of water from a grid fountain in the city’s main square.

There were multiple road closures and even a limit imposed on the size of flags fans could carry into the stadium.

Tiny Macedonia, with a struggling economy and having recently emerged from months of political crisis, hoped to persuade visitors to turn their stay into a holiday, and issued promotional videos for the city in English.

READ MORE (Washington Post)

  • It's make or break for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, says Terry GibsonSkySports
  • Man United 'forget Angel di Maria' in list of former stars who have also
  • Manchester United vs Real Madrid: Can Juan Mata end his Super Cup curse?The Indian Express
  • José Mourinho plays the humble one before Real Madrid v Manchester UnitedThe Guardian
  • Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs weighs in on Gareth Bale transfer
  • Gareth Bale to Manchester United: £90m bid prepared for Real Madrid star -
  • Why will Manchester United vs Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup feature a drinks break?Evening Standard
  • Man Utd Transfer News: Real Madrid to sell Bale claim, Aurier deal odds-on ...Daily Star
  • Mourinho: If Bale becomes available, I'll race to the airport to get himYahoo Sports

This post first appeared on The 5th News, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Super Cup fans endure heatwave for pre-match party


Subscribe to The 5th News

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription