Juventus and AC Milan line up for Italian Supercup in Doha
DOHA: This year’s Italian Supercup between Juventus and AC Milan
will be played in Doha, Qatar. The announcement was made at the
Aspire4sport Global Summit on Football Performance & Science in
It’s the second time that the Italian Supercup will be played in the
Qatari capital. In 2014, Juventus and Napoli played at the Jassim
Bin Hamad Stadium with an attendance of 14,000 fans. Both Carlos
Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace, with the game decided
on penalties. Napoli prevailed 6-5.
This year Juventus, as champions, will meet cup runners-up AC Milan
(Juve won the cup as well). The match will take place at the 2014 venue.
In the previous six years, China has hosted the competition six times.
“The game is currently broadcast in more than 200 territories, and the
Middle East is one of the most important for us,” said the director general
of the Serie A Marco Brunelli.
Brunelli appeared at the event alongside Mansoor Al Ansari, the QFA
General Secretary, who described Qatar’s anticipation at hosting the
“This is the second time that the game will be held in Qatar,” said Al Ansari.
“It was one of the most amazing experiences two years ago, the fans really
enjoyed it because it is such a competitive fixture and we are looking forward
to same opportunity this year. Hosting the game provides a good opportunity
to promote the sport we love in the region and we look forward to further
developing our relationship with Italian football.”