Spanish Super Cup 2019/20 to be hosted by Saudi Arabia after completion of agreements between RFEF and officials parties.
The upcoming edition of the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Atletico Madrid will be played in Saudi Arabia as an agreement between Saudi Arabia officials and RFEF comes to a conclusion.
According to reports by several Spanish portals, the tournament will be played in Jeddah for the next three years, and in return, RFEF will be compensated for around €40 million for per edition.
💥 OFICIAL | La Supercopa de España se jugará en Arabia Saudí
🏟 Se disputará en Jeddah los próximos 3 años a cambio de 40M € por edición
📄 La @RFEF exige por contrato que las mujeres tengan libre acceso a cualquier zona del estadio
🗣 Rubiales lo anunciará a las 16:00h pic.twitter.com/PNxqs92Ioq
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) November 11, 2019
This will enable stars like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann to appear in front of the middle-eastern crowd, who are avid followers of the Spanish football.
Amidst all of this, there were certain demands by RFEF in order to complete the deal, one of the prominent obligations was to pose no restriction over women to enter the stadium premises and free movement during the tournament.
RFEF has not made an official announcement over it for now but it is being reported that it will be soon declared. Amidst all of this, reactions of clubs are not out due to lack of confirmation.
Meanwhile, it remains to see how the officials will deal with the fixture congestion amid the football season, as these fixtures will probably happen during the winter due to climatic conditions in the region.
With this, there was a Super Copa draw and in the first two ties Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will face Valencia. In the end, the final will be between the winners of both ties.
This concept replaces the two-legged tie concept as followed earlier between the finalists of Super Copa, which was played between Champions of La Liga and Copa Del Rey.