Beijing Supercopa in Doubt

August 23, 2012

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)  needs Asamblea del Futbol to ratify its agreement   for the Supercopa to be played in China, medic and Real Madrid and Barcelona are believed to be unlikely to do so.

The tournament, currently played with a home-and-away series palyed in Spain, is due to start being played in China in 2013.

That is the deal that the RFEF signed with United Vansen International Sport. The agreement is worth €40M ($50M) over five years. For the deal to be complete, however, the RFEF needs the Asamblea del Futbol to ratify it. Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly unwilling to  because of both economic and sporting reasons.

RFEF President, Angel Maria Villar has one year to convince the clubs, before the first edition of the Supercopa in Beijing, scheduled for August 2013.

Villar has been accused of acting  unilaterally in the negotiations with China, ignoring the interests of all the clubs, in the LFP. The LFP may support the complaint from the two clubs, in which case the RFEF would have to back down or face conflict. {jcomments on}