Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla to be played in Morocco

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Tangier is less than 20 miles from Spain

The Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla will be played as a single match in Morocco - the first time it has been played outside Spain.

The match will kick off at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier on Sunday, 12 August at 21:00 BST.

The Super Cup has always been played over two legs - one at each club's ground - until now.

Barcelona won last season's domestic double and face Sevilla, who they beat in the Spanish Cup final.

Unlike English football's Community Shield, if a team wins the double in Spain, it meets the beaten cup finalists in the Super Cup, rather than the league runners-up.

This will be Barcelona's ninth time in the Super Cup in 10 seasons. They lost 5-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid last season.

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