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Spanish Supercopa confirmed for Tangier

Spanish Supercopa confirmed for Tangier

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23 Jul 2018
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The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that this year’s Spanish Supercopa will be staged in the Moroccan city of Tangier.

The match between Barcelona and Sevilla will be held at Tangier’s Stade Ibn Battouta on August 12. It will kick off at 9pm local time and 10pm in Spain.

The RFEF had already confirmed that the 2018 Supercopa would be a one-off fixture, rather than the traditional two-legged contest, due to Sevilla’s participation in the qualifying rounds of the Uefa Europa League before the start of the domestic LaLiga season on August 18.

The Supercopa pits the previous season’s LaLiga and Copa del Rey winners against one another. Barcelona won both competitions last year and will face Sevilla, beaten finalists in the 2017-18 Copa del Rey, in next month’s Supercopa. Both clubs will be given financial compensation of €900,000 ($1.1m) for missing out on the opportunity to play a fixture at their home stadium.

The Stade Ibn Battouta has a capacity of 45,000 and opened in 2011 with a friendly match in which Atlético Madrid took part.

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