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OFFICIAL: The Spanish Supercup will play in Arabia Saudi the three next years

Published:11/11/2019 - 15:29h

Updated:11/11/2019 - 15:29h

It's official. The Spanish Supercup will play in Arabia Saudi in his three next editions, specifically in the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. They will be able to assist women without restrictions

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After full months of rumours and speculations, what was a secret to voices has turned into official news: the Supercopa of Spain will celebrate in Saudi Arabia during the three next years, in a format of semifinals and final whose stage will be the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. "It is a responsible decision, meditada and conscious. If we go there it is that we want to go there", they have ensured in the last hours sources of the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF), after having closed the agreement with the Saudi authorities.

The agreement is by three years and postponable, although from the Federation leave clear that also can be revoked in the case that they see "things that are not of ours like". The Federation signals that the decision to carry the tournament to Saudi Arabia explains because "the football serves to block or a tool of change and we want to that it was this, a tool of change". In this sense, the federative sources affirm that "in the agreement is contemplated that we supervise the implantation and put course of a feminine competition".

"We have not had relation with Gerard Hammered. He, the same that many, put us in contact with people and speak"

The point that generated more controversial is the one of the strong discrimination that exists in Saudi Arabia to the women. Well, from the Federation defend that these will be able to attend to the stadium without restrictions to witness the corresponding parties to the Supercopa of Spain. "The women will be able to go in dressed as they want to and seat where want in the stadium. There will be special zones for them", ensure, leaving opened the possibility to play in Saudi Arabia the Supercopa feminine, "although no this year".

In the Federation know that they go to receive a big quantity of criticisms by move the Supercopa of Spain to Saudi Arabia, and defend of the following way: "When we were in the dictatorship came the football here? There are people that in this subject acts with hypocrisy because they have done and do businesses there, events... They have played football matchs there, the Formula 1 and Spanish teams have gone there".

Gerard Hammered, mediator between the Federation and Saudi Arabia

The Federation also thinks that to go to Saudi Arabia does not go against the recommendation of UEFA and FIFA of not going to places where there was discrimination with the women. "We go to interactuar with the Federation of Saudi Arabia", says from Brush Them, differentiating this fact that Javier Thebes, like president of LaLiga, want to move a party to United States: "it Is different, this is the only competition that can export of the Spanish football".

From the Federation has not wanted to desvelar the quantity of money that will earn for allowing that the Supercopa of Spain celebrate in Saudi Arabia, although sources of 'MD' and other media announce near figures to some 40 million euros by each one of the editions (120 'kilos' in total). In you Brush Them, besides, they have denied that Hammered go to receive money of this operation, although it mediated to put in contact to the Federation with the authorities of Saudi Arabia. "We have not had relation with Gerard Hammered in any moment. I hammered, the same that many, put us in contact with people and speak".

The Federation has not spoken neither with the teams that will play the competition in January of 2020 (Barça, Madrid, Athletic and Valencia) because "they already have played there and understand that they will not put problems in going back". The clubs in question will have a good number of available entrances for his fans, although the Federation has not announced the exact number. The competition will play with VAR, and will be between the 8 and on 12 January.

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