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The supremo has revealed that Real Madrid's stadium will not be considered for the crowning game of the tournament, despite Athletic Bilbao's official request

The Santiago Bernabeu will not host the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar has revealed.

Real Madrid publicly expressed their dissatisfaction with plans to host the game at their stadium, contrary to requests from the Basque side, and the officials have backed the capital club.

"Madrid have declared themselves and it's ruled out. Florentino [Perez] spoke to the federation and he has transmitted his decision. As club employees have said, it cannot be," Villar announced on Radio Nacional de Espana.

"Athletic insisted, but if it cannot be, it cannot be."

The official went on to explain that an alternative venue to host the final has not yet been chosen.

"It still hasn't been determined. The two teams will get together and we will listen to them, which is what we have always done. There has already been one meeting without an agreement and we will now call another one."

The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao is scheduled for May 25.

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