A new-four team format has been finalized for the Spanish Super Cup that will see the competition moved to Saudi Arabia for the next three years, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday. The Supercopa de España was traditionally a two-legged affair played between the winners of La Liga and Copa del Rey but the new revamped format will see it contested by the winners and runners up of La Liga and the winners and runners up of Copa del Rey. The teams taking part in the Supercup will be FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia. Scroll down for more details about the Super Cup. La Liga 2019: Levante Has 'Special Plans' for India.
Fixtures of the Super Cup
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RFEF’s decision of playing the Super Cup in Saudi Arabia follows the Italian Football Federation, which played its Italian Super Cup last January in the Kingdom. RFEF has called the deal an "engine for social change" and confirmed women will be allowed "unrestricted access to the matches" and have announced the launch of a women's football competition in the region. Media reports have claimed the RFEF stands to bring in €40million for every season the Supercopa is hosted in Saudi Arabia. Aside from club prize money, the federation pledges to invest all its entire income from the agreement in amateur football. RFEF also believes that the internationalization of the competition will improve its credibility and boost Spain’s bid to host the 2030 football World Cup.