Spanish sports outlet Marca reported today that the decision on the venue to host the final game between Barcelona and Sevilla is pending the approval of the world’s governing football body (FIFA).
The date for the game has been agreed on after a meeting with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and representatives of the two finalists.
President of RFEF Luis Rubiales commended Morocco’s perfect weather, saying that the “climate is good in Tangier to host the match.”
He added that the other options, Madrid and Valencia, “do not meet the necessary conditions because of the environment.”
Rubiales said that the federation would compensate the economic losses of playing the Supercopa final in a single game (as opposed to the usual two games) by paying a compensation of more than EUR 950,000 to each club. The federation will also give 6,000 tickets to each club’s fans.
In 2017, Tangeir hosted the final game of France’s Trophée des Champions, the annual super cup in France.
The final was played by Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco at the Grande Stade de Tanger.
The Supercopa is traditionally contested by the winners of Spanish La Liga and the Copa del Rey. FC Barcelona clinched both championship titles in the 2017-2018 season. In such an event, when a team wins both La Liga and the Copa del Rey, the second-place team of the Copa del Rey plays against the winner of La Liga in the Supercopa.