BT Sport pick up last minute rights to Saudi-hosted Spanish Super Cup

January 5 – BT Sport will exclusively broadcast the Spanish Super Cup, which Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will compete for in Saudi Arabia this month. 

The British broadcaster announced on Tuesday that it has obtained the rights to the competition that will take place from January 12-16 in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

In the first semi-final, Spanish giants Madrid and Barcelona will meet in another iteration of El Clasico at the King Fahd International Stadium. Bilbao and Atletico contest the other semi-final at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, where the final will also be played on January 16.

The Spanish Super Cup returns to Saudi Arabia two years after Jeddah staged the four-team event with Real Madrid defeating crosstown rivals Atletico 4-1.

The Spanish matchups add to Saudi Arabia’s growing portfolio of staging sports events, including the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in 2019, the 2019 Italian Super Cup and the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Saudi Arabia is also bidding for the 2027 Asian Cup.

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