Although Saudi Arabia has signed a three-year deal worth a reported €120 million in 2019 to host matches in the Kingdom, they have withdrawn from this year’s hosting due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, the
decided to expand one match Super Cup format, which was supposed to be held between the league champions and Cup winners, to a mini-tournament between the league’s top two teams and cup finalists, as well as signing a three-year deal with the Saudi General Sport Authority (GSA) for holding the matches.
were crowned champions of the first edition of the four-team competition held in
However, as reported by El Pais newspaper,
would not host the cup until coronavirus restrictions are lifted and spectators can attend matches.
The GSA had agreed to extend the deal by a year to compensate for the loss in revenue.
The newspaper reported that the matches would be held in the Spanish region of
, cities of Seville, Malaga or Cordoba. The final will take place on January 17 in Seville's La Cartuja Stadium, with La Liga champions
and Copa del Rey finalists
set to be participating in the mini-tournament.
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