UEFA Super Cup: Football unites Georgian, Estonian, Romanian Prime Ministers

  • Georgian fans watch FC Barcelona players entering their Tbilisi base - the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel. Photo by N. Alabidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 11 Aug 2015 - 12:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Prime Ministers of Estonia and Romania are coming to Tbilisi to watch the UEFA Super Cup game between two of the world’s best football teams – FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC – this evening.

Estonia’s Taavi Roivas and Romania’s Victor Ponta were invited to attend the match by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

The game kicks off at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi at 10.45pm this evening.

For Ponta this will not be the first time he has come to Georgia to attend a sporting event with his counterpart. The Romanian official took time out of his busy schedule to enjoy a game of rugby when he visited Georgia in March 2014. In that visit, as well as attending various high-level meetings, Ponta watched his nation challenge Georgia in the final game of the European Nations Cup.

Before tonight’s football match Garibashvili will host the two Prime Ministers at an official dinner.

Meanwhile leading European football officials will also attend tonight’s match. UEFA president Michel Platini was hosted by PM Garibahsvili at the Government’s Administration Building in Tbilisi earlier this morning.

"For me it is a great honour to host a UEFA Super Cup in Tbilisi,” Garibashvili said.
"This is the greatest sporting event in the country and a great celebration for football fans.”

Platini thanked the Georgian side for organising and hosting the much-anticipated match and said he was confident tonight the audience would witness a "beautiful game”.

Both of the teams held a press conference before they had their first training at the Dinamo Arena yesterday. 

All 55,000 tickets to tonight’s game at Dinamo Arena have been sold out to local and international fans. But don’t despair if you missed out on tickets – a large monitor has been installed at central Tbilisi’s Vake Park where football fans will be able to watch the game together.