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Saudi Arabia to host Italian Super Cup early next year

Football
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
AFP


Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will host the Italian Super Cup between AC Milan and Juventus early next year, the country's sports authority said Wednesday.

"The kingdom will witness early next year the final of the 2019 Italian Super Cup, which will bring together Juventus and AC Milan," it said in a statement on Twitter.

The authority also posted pictures and video clips of the Saudi sports authority chief Turki Al Sheikh and Marco Brunelli, head of the Italian professional football league, signing an agreement.

Juventus last month crushed AC Milan 4-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome to win a fourth consecutive Italian Cup. It was their 13th Cup win.

"Juventusfc & acmilan will play the final match of the Italian Supercoppa next January in KSA. We look forward to a great sport event!," the Italian Embassy in Riyadh tweeted.

The game between the Coppa Italia winners (or finalists) and the Serie A champions usually takes place before the season begins but in the 2018/19 campaign the game is likely to be played in January, reported calciomercato.com.

An agreement between all the parties involved in the deal is close to being finalised.

"It isn't only for the next one but also for the years to come," League chief Gaetano Micciché was quoted as saying in a section of the Italian press.
 
Previous editions of the Cup have been held four times in China, twice in the United States, twice in Doha and once in Libya.

(With input from Saudi Gazette)

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