Spanish Super Cup 2019–20: Saudi Arabia to Host the New Four-Team Format
Spanish Super Cup (Photo Credits : Twiiter/ @rfef)

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.

 The Super Cup will start on 8th January 2020 and will be played till 12th January 2020. After the confirmation of the tournament on Monday, RFEF also revealed the historic first fixtures to be played in the tournament. The first semi-finals will be played between Valencia and Real Madrid and the second will be between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, teeing up a potential El Clasico in the finals on January 12. The games will be held at King Abdullah Stadium, Jeddah. Last season’s Supercopa was the first one to be played outside Spain – traditionally a two-legged match between the winners of La Liga and Copa del Rey –  where Barcelona defeated Sevilla 2-1 in Tangier, Morocco. Eibar 0-4 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side Cruise to Comfortable Win at La Liga 2019.

Fixtures of the Super Cup

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.