King Abdullah Sports City, headquarters of the Supercopa


Barça's security, attentive to the conflict between Iran and the United States

Published:8/01/2020 - 18:22h

Updated:8/01/2020 - 18:22h

The members of the security services of FC Barcelona follow in detail the evolution of the conflict between the United States and Iran, in case it affects Saudi Arabia, Supercopa scenario

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Until the past season, the Supercopa of Spain had a clear-cut format that repeated year after year: in summer, confronted to double split the champion of LaLiga and the one of the Glass of Rey and, the winner of the eliminatory carried the championship, that always celebrated in dates veraniegas and in national terrain, with a duel in the stadium of each participant.

Already in 2018, these circumstances already changed by needs of the calendar: the Supercopa became to only party and to contest in Tangier (between FC Barcelona and Seville, being the Barcelona the victorious). In the edition of the present course, has given a turn of nut more: the competition happened to have four teams participants, keeping the condition to play abroad.

In this occasion, the headquarters of the Supercopa of Spain was Saudi Arabia, a country that has a strong historical rivalry with Iran by religious reasons (there is a confrontation of the way to understand the Islam between chiítas and sunitas), geopolitical and economic. Thus, the club is very pending of the conflict between Iran and United States.

The death of Qasem Soleimani, ex boss of the armed forces of Iran, caused an answer in shape of launching of missiles against two military bases of United States in Iraq, by what the members of the services of security of the FC Barcelona​ follow the state of the conflict in case sometime it could affect to the expedition culé, especially in the aerial traffic.

They do not expect setbacks

Nevertheless, they do not foresee problems neither setbacks for the FC Barcelona, that in the afternoon of this Wednesday exercised in the Sportive City of the To the Ahli in the tuned for the party of the Thursday, in which it will measure to the Athletic of Madrid in the Stadium King Abdullah Sports City.

Curiously, it is the same stage in which it plays the first semifinal between the Real Madrid and Valencia and in which the weekend will contest the final between the two teams that attain to happen the first eliminatory. The Supercopa premières experimental format and expects that this increase the degree of emotion and of follow-up of the competition.

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