Tuesday June 4 2013
Still no Super Cup Final decision

When and where the Italian Super Cup Final will take place remains a mystery after Juventus and Lazio failed to reach an agreement.

Champions Juve will take on the capital Coppa Italia winners in the traditional season opener during the month of August, but a date and venue has yet to be decided.

Lazio want the tie to be staged in Beijing, during early August, seeing as the Lega are contracted to host at least one more Final in the Chinese city before 2016.

Taking the game there will also guarantee Lazio a half share of €3m.

However, Juventus are opposed to the idea as that will clash with their pre-season tour of the United States.

As a result, they have proposed three alternatives – playing in Canada on August 10, playing in Turin or Milan on August 18 or Beijing on August 24.

Lazio chief Claudio Lotito isn’t impressed with any of those options, especially as the latter would be staged on the weekend of the opening round of Serie A – thus League games involving Lazio and Juve would be postponed.

“No decision has been taken yet,” stated Lega chief Maurizio Beretta. “We are looking at the option of playing in China again.

“Anyhow, a decision will be taken soon and we already have another meeting set up at the end of this month.

“The only certainty for now is that the Final will not be played during the winter break. That proposal has fallen.”

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