Spanish Super Cup: “The Saudis know all about football's potential to cleanse reputations and gloss over the most heinous crimes”

26 April 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Last year in June H.E. Turki Al Sheik (R), Chairman of the General Sport Authority - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, shaked hands with Lega Serie A CEO Marco Brunelli during the unveling of partnership between Lega Serie A and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia will host the Italian Supercup for the next three years - next in line for such a partnership is La Liga.

“For them (The Saudis) the timing couldn't be better,” says expert after proposal to relocate Spanish Super Cup to Saudi.

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“If this deal stands, everything is for sale and everything is possible,” says expert before crucial vote on Monday on Madrid.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) will vote on Monday on whether to relocate the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia, amid mounting concern of fans and human rights advocates.

The proposed 6 year deal, would be worth £30million annually to the RFEF, in the latest example of football associations expanding their domestic game overseas.

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