Spanish Super Cup: New Four-Team Format to be Played Abroad

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The Supercopa de Espana – Spain’s version of the Community Shield – is set to take on a four-team format and be played abroad.

The revamped tournament is set to start this August, with the winners and runners-up of both La Liga and the Copa del Rey qualifying under the new format proposed by Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales.

“In this way, we get the brand of the Spanish clubs to participate in a more important way,” added Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales.

He added the proposals must first be approved by the federation’s assembly at a meeting in April, and the RFEF also plans to open a global centre of excellence for referees in Madrid and create a committee to fight homophobia in football.

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