RIYADH, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, will host tomorrow the 2023 Spanish Super Cup for the third time. The four teams (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Real Betis) will take part in the tournament, set to run from January 11 to 15, 2023 at Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium, brought by Ministry of Sport as part of the sporting events in 2nd Diriyah Season.
Spanish league champions Real Madrid will play Valencia tomorrow, January 11th, while Spanish Cup champions Real Betis will take on rivals Barcelona on Thursday, January 12th, with the winners of each game competing for the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, January 15th. While all the three matches will be played at 10:00pm Riyadh time.
The three teams; Real Madrid, Valencia and Real Betis arrived yesterday at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, while the fourth team Barcelona is scheduled to arrive today evening.
The Spanish Super Cup tournament was first hosted by Saudi Arabia in 2020 in Jeddah, where Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in the final. The second tournament was staged in Riyadh at the beginning of 2022, and saw Real Madrid again lift the trophy after defeating Athletic Bilbao.
The Kingdom’s hosting of this major event comes as part of international sporting tournaments and events taking place in the 2022 Diriyah Season which are brought by Ministry of Sport, with aim to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and as one of the “Quality of Life” Program’s initiatives, by hosting the most spectacular and largest international sporting events, to ensure a great experience for the visitors of Diriyah Season through amazing activities.