Spanish Super Cup set to be played in Saudi Arabia for next six seasons

24 Apr

The Spanish Super Cup looks set to take place in Saudi Arabia for the next six seasons.

The Spanish FA are reportedly in negotiations with the government of Saudi Arabia over a possible deal to play the match abroad.

Lionel Messi carries the Spanish Super Cup after Barcelona beat Sevilla

According to Marca, the proposal is worth €30million per season for the next six years.

Negotiations are still ongoing and nothing has been finalised.

The 2018 match was played at Morocco’s Stade de Tanger and was played over just one leg rather than two.

Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in the match in August.

Further changes could be made for next season’s competition.

It has been proposed that the match be played in January 2020, rather than at the start of the season.

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The 2018 Supercoppa Italiana was held at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City in January where Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0.

The move of holding the next six Supercopa de Espana to Saudi Arabia could raise a few eyebrows on the international stage.

On Tuesday, 37 men were executed in the country after being convicted of terror-related crimes, including one who was crucified.

At least 104 people have been executed this year, according to Amnesty.