Eibar to give gate proceeds from Copa del Rey tie to Galicia fire victims

Eibar have said they will donate the gate proceeds from Wednesday's Copa del Rey match against Celta Vigo to people affected by the recent wildfires in Galicia.

Deadly blazes swept across the region earlier this week, killing at least three people. Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, blamed the fires on arsonists.

An Eibar statement said: "Los Armeros wants to show their absolute sadness and consternation over the serious fires suffered in Galicia and the adjoining regions.

"That is why Eibar, through the SD Eibar Foundation, has decided to donate in full the box office takings from the next Copa del Rey match against Celta de Vigo to contribute to organisations that are fighting against the effects of the fires, as part of its commitment to aid the well-being of the people and care for the environment.''