Spanish Super Cup Confirmed for Historic Switch to Morocco

Published August 11th, 2018 - 08:47 GMT
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Spain's football federation (RFEF) has announced that the 2018 Spanish Super Cup pitting La Liga champions Barcelona against Sevilla will take place in Morocco, with both teams looking to start the new season off on the right foot.

Spain's annual clash between the La Liga champions and Copa del Rey winners is moving out of the country for the first time ever and will be contested under one-off clash rules instead of the usual two-legs format.

Under the tutelage of coach Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona won last season's domestic double and face Sevilla, who they thrashed 5-0 in the Copa del Rey final.

The prolific Spanish club, led by the formidable trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, are gunning for their 13th Super Cup title after losing last season's edition to archrivals Real Madrid. Tanjier is no stranger to foreign league clashes, having played host to the French Super Cup on two separate occasions.

Meanwhile, RFEF has confirmed that Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be employed for the first time in La Liga this season, following its success at the 2018 World Cup.

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