2020 UEFA Super Cup

The 2020 UEFA Super Cup will be the 45th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, an annual football match organised by UEFA and contested by the reigning champions of the two main European club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The match will feature the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League and the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. It is scheduled to be played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary on 24 September 2020.

2020 UEFA Super Cup
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The Puskás Aréna in Budapest will host the match
Date24 September 2020 (2020-09-24)
VenuePuskás Aréna, Budapest
2019
2021

The match was originally scheduled to be played at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal, on 12 August 2020;[1][2] however, after the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe caused the postponements of the previous season's club finals, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to award the rescheduled Champions League final to Portugal, and postponed and relocated the Super Cup to Budapest.[3]

VenueEdit

The Estádio do Dragão was scheduled to stage its first ever UEFA Super Cup match. It had hosted the UEFA Euro 2004 and the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final. The city of Porto and Portugal as a whole, however, had seen one Super Cup match before in 1987, as the now-demolished Estádio das Antas hosted the second leg.

This is scheduled to be the first UEFA club competition final hosted at the Puskás Aréna and the second for Budapest and Hungary, having hosted the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final at the Groupama Arena. Prior to the relocation, the stadium has been selected as one of the hosts for the UEFA Euro 2020 as well as hosting the 2022 UEFA Europa League Final,[4] before being rescheduled to 2023.[3]

Host selectionEdit

An open bidding process was launched on 8 December 2017 by UEFA to select the venue of the UEFA Super Cup in 2020. Associations had until 12 January 2018 to express interest, and bid dossiers had to be submitted by 29 March 2018. Associations hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2020 were not allowed to bid for the 2020 UEFA Super Cup.

UEFA announced on 15 January 2018 that nine associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2020 UEFA Super Cup.[5]

Bidding associations for 2020 UEFA Super Cup
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
  Albania Arena Kombëtare Tirana 22,500
  Belarus Dinamo Stadium Minsk 22,000
  Finland Olympic Stadium Helsinki 36,000
  France Allianz Riviera Nice 35,624
  Israel Sammy Ofer Stadium Haifa 30,870
  Kazakhstan Central Stadium Almaty 23,804
  Moldova Zimbru Stadium Chișinău 10,400 Withdrew, did not submit bid[6]
  Northern Ireland Windsor Park Belfast 18,434
  Portugal Estádio do Dragão Porto 50,033 Also bid for 2020 UEFA Europa League Final

The Estádio do Dragão was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Kiev on 24 May 2018.[7][1]

The UEFA Executive Committee relocated the match to Puskás Aréna in Budapest at their meeting on 17 June 2020.[3]

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

The Champions League winners will be designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes.

2019–20 Champions League winners  v  2019–20 Europa League winners
Report

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League Final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2020/21 UEFA Champions League match calendar". Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Amsterdam meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Nine associations interested in hosting 2020 UEFA Super Cup". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Supercupa Europei". fmf.md (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  7. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Kyiv meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 May 2018.

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