Soccer: Scottish Cup final moved behind closed doors due to COVID-19


FILE PHOTO: Britain Soccer Football - Hibernian v Aberdeen - Scottish Cup Semi Final - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland - 22/4/17 General view of the Stadium ahead of the match Action Images via Reuters / Craig Brough Livepic

(Reuters) - The Scottish Cup final between St Johnstone and Hibernian, which was originally scheduled to have 600 fans, has been moved behind closed doors due to COVID-19 curbs in Glasgow, organisers said.

The Scottish government said on Friday that Glasgow would stay under level 3 restrictions for at least another week because of a rise in coronavirus infections.

"The Scottish government have subsequently confirmed that fans will now not be permitted to attend the Scottish Cup Final," organisers said in a statement.

The final is set to be played on May 22 at Hampden Park.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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