Spanish Super Cup to be played in China from 2013
SOCCER-SPAIN-SUPERCUP-CHINA:Spanish Super Cup to be played in China from 2013
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) has agreed a preliminary deal with Chinese promoter United Vansen International Sport for the Spanish Super Cup to take place in Beijing from 2013, the federation said on Friday.
The two-legged, season-opening tie, which pits the La Liga champions against the King's Cup holders, will be played in the Bird's Nest stadium in the Chinese capital, the federation said in a statement on their website (www.rfef.es).
They did not publish financial details but Spanish media reported that the deal, which has a seven-year duration and needs approval by the RFEF general assembly, would net the federation around 40 million euros.
Spain play China in Seville on Sunday in the world champions' final warm-up match before they begin the defence of their European title at Euro 2012 starting on June 10 against Italy in Gdansk, Poland.
(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Alison Wildey)