Spanish FA Chief Wants To Take Super Cup To Saudi Arabia

By Community | April 24, 2019

The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) says he is looking into the possibility of playing the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia beginning next year.

The Associated Press reports:

RFEF President Luis Rubiales, who was elected one year ago, says playing in the Middle East is one of the options being considered for the tournament, as well as a “final four” format with the top finishers in the Spanish league and the Copa del Rey.

The competition has been played in a one-game final between the champions at the beginning of the season. The idea is to play the new Super Cup in January.

The proposal will be made during the federation’s general assembly next week.

Rubiales did not confirm reports the deal will be worth €30 million a year for six seasons, saying “it will be difficult” to reach that value.

The 31st edition of the Italian Super Cup was played on January 16 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.