Italian Super Cup Final: The Super Cup game, which features the Serie A and Italian Cup champions has been slammed for its controversial location and several media outlets have announced a boycott will be held on Wednesday at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium.
The lone Juventus vs AC Milan game this weekend sees Manchester City continue its chase of Liverpool at the top of the table. The blue side of Manchester will be hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. A win for the blues will move them to within four points of Milan.
The one-off match is normally between the reigning Serie A and Italian Cup champions. As Juventus won both trophies last season, they will take on AC Milan, the losing Cup finalists, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, in Jeddah.
The Rossoneri Italian Super Cup adventure has begun. The team has arrived in Jeddah and have already begun to perform their first duties in Arab territory: Sunday was the held at the Ittihad Sport Center, then the meet&greet organized by Italian Football League and Emirates and . On Monday, however, the program includes the second training session and an event at the Diesel Store that will see the participation of some players.
There are also many human rights and moral issues, including the fact that women can only attend the final if they have a man in tow. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister, has criticised the decision to play the game in Saudi Arabia with some sections of the stadium reserved for men only.
This year’s Italian Super Cup final between Juventus and Milan will take place on 23 December in Doha, in what represents the first opportunity of lifting silverware during the 2018/19 season.