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The Spanish Supercup between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on August 12 at a neutral ground as a one-off fixture.

This was confirmed on Monday, by the country’s football federation.

La Liga and Copa del Rey champions Barcelona will take on Sevilla, the cup runners-up in the match, which is the traditional curtain raiser for the season.

“It has been a unanimous decision made by the committee to play the Supercup as a single game on August 12 on a neutral ground,” RFEF president Luis Rubiales said in a news conference on Monday.

“The most likely venue will be Tangier [Morocco].

“We considered other options such as Valencia and Madrid but the financial aspect wasn’t there.

“The temperature in Tangier will be suitable as will the financial aspect.

“One of the clubs wanted a financial compensation of €950,000 and playing in Tangier that figure will be more than met. But we have to wait for FIFA’s approval.”

Barcelona have won the Supercup a record 12 times, while Sevilla have lifted the trophy just once in 2007 and finished as runners-up twice.


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