Spanish Super Cup could be played in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday 24/04/2019
A file photo shows Spanish football president Luis Rubiales during a press conference in Krasnodar, Russia, 2018. (Reuters)
A file photo shows Spanish football president Luis Rubiales during a press conference in Krasnodar, Russia, 2018. (Reuters)

MADRID — The president of the Spanish soccer federation says he is looking into the possibility of playing the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia beginning next year.

Luis Rubiales 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 discussed during the federation's general assembly next week.

Rubiales did not confirm reports the deal will be worth 30 million euros ($33 million) a year for six seasons, saying "it will be difficult" to reach that value.

(AP)