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U.S. bid to host Spanish Supercup rejected

It did not reveal why the offer was turned down or add whether it had received any further proposals to stage the game overseas.

07/11/2018

/ by Augustine Akhilomen
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has told ESPN FC that it turned down an offer for the 2019 Spanish Supercup to be played in the United States.

The proposal to play the game between the winners of La Liga and the Copa del Rey champions in the U.S. was submitted by Relevent Sports, the organisers of the International Champions Cup.

"An offer arrived from Relevent to stage the game in the United States, and it was rejected," the RFEF told ESPN FC.

It did not reveal why the offer was turned down or add whether it had received any further proposals to stage the game overseas.

Relevent signed a 15-year partnership agreement with La Liga in August, with its plans including a regular season La Liga game being played in North America, starting this season.

La Liga chose Girona's home game against Barcelona in January to be played in Miami but the RFEF and FIFA oppose the idea.

The Spanish Supercup was played abroad for the first time this year, taking place in Morocco as a single game rather than the two-legged match played since the competition's creation in 1982.

Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in Tangier in what is considered the traditional curtain-raiser to the season. 

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