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Spanish Super Cup tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia in 2020

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia will compete in Jeddah in January 2020

Spanish Super Cup tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia in 2020
Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be one of the stars on show in Saudi Arabia in January.

The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi Arabia in January 2020, it has been announced.

The national football association (RFEF) said the four-team event will feature Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia at the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah from January 8-12.

The three-year deal with the RFEF is the latest move by the kingdom which has sought to stage sporting and entertainment events in a bid to attract visitors and move away from its oil-dependent economy.

An RFEF statement said the tournament would "ease fixture congestion" and allow clubs "to be able to better plan their pre-seasons".

"The internationalisation of the competition will increase its value and contribute to raising our visibility and improving our image ahead of our bid to host the 2030 World Cup," added RFEF.

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