SPANISH SUPER CUP
Super Cup debacle rolls on as Sevilla refuse to play one-off game
Barcelona agreed the RFEF proposal for a one off match on August 12 but Sevilla representatives insist on a two legged game.
The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF/Spanish FA ) confirmed that there is still no resolution on when the Spanish Super Cup, the traditional season showpiece opener will be played. As of yesterday, everything pointed to the game being held as a one-off match on august 12 but late last night José Castro (Sevilla FC president) along with the club's director general José María Cruz claimed that they were unhappy with the proposal and blocked the imitative.
After the Thursday meeting, the Spanish FA issued a statement claiming that it was probable that the Super Cup was to be staged as a one-off game played at a neutral venue (with the Northern Moroccan city of Tangier cited among the potential venues) given that Sevilla are involved in Europa League qualifying games at the beginning and middle of August.
A later communique was released late Thursday night when Sevilla rejected the one-off game proposal with the FA stating that the matter will now be handled by a special committee who meet on July 9.
CSD to decide
Catalan radio station RAC1 confirmed that Pepe Castro was speaking on behalf of the club maintaining that he had to represent the best interests of Sevilla FC and their fans and insisted that one of the games should be staged at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Barcelona would like the ties to be staged on August 12 and 19 with Sevilla proposing August 5 and 12 as their ideal dates. The matter may ultimately be handled by the Spanish CSD (Spain's Council for Sport) who will need to decide where the game or games if the two legged traditional element is maintained will be staged.
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