RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is to host the Spanish Super Cup for the third time in a row as part of this year’s Diriyah season celebrations, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Sports announced on Tuesday.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Real Betis will take part in the tournament, set to run from Jan. 11 to 15 at Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium.
Spanish league champions Real Madrid will play Valencia while Spanish Cup champions Real Betis will take on rivals Barcelona, with the winners of each game competing for the Spanish Super Cup.
The cup competition was first hosted by the Kingdom in 2020 in Jeddah, where Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in the final.
The second tournament was staged in Riyadh at the beginning of this year, and saw Real Madrid again lift the trophy after defeating Athletic Bilbao.
In addition, Diriyah season will see Al-Hilal contest the Diriyah Season Cup against English Premier League side Newcastle United at Riyadh’s Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Dec. 8.
And the Italian Super Cup clash between Italy’s league champions AC Milan and cup winners Inter will also be staged in the Saudi capital, on Jan. 18.