By Tara Rippin • 25 February 2019 • 16:41
THE Spanish football federation wants a ‘final four’ format to decide its Super Cup.
The cup is currently played in a one-game final between the Spanish league champion and the Copa del Rey winner.
Now, federation president Luis Rubiales wants to include the runner-ups in both competitions.
He told Spanish press the tournament would be played outside of Spain at the beginning of the season, and that the changed format could start as soon as next season.
Rubiales added that the proposal will be made during the federation’s general assembly, but didn’t reveal which country would stage the tournament’s new format.
Last year’s final was played in Tangier, Morocco, and was won by Barcelona who beat Sevilla.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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