Qatar to Host 2014 Italian Super Cup

By Community | October 7, 2014

Qatar in the Middle East has been announced as the host of the 2014 Italian Super Cup between champions Juventus and Cup holders Napoli on December 22.

Serie A President Maurizio Beretta made the announcement at a press conference in Paris on Monday along with the Qatar Football Association General Secretary Saoud Al Mohannadi.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to export our Super Cup in an interesting and prestigious country like Qatar,” Beretta told reporters.

An announcement on the exact venue will be made at a later date, while Beretta said that the agreement is only for this year’s event as it stands.

The match is usually staged in August as the curtain-raiser to the Italian season and has been played abroad several times in the recent past, in Libya, the United States and in Beijing, which hosted the Super Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012.