Tuesday June 4 2013
Lotito: 'Super Cup in Beijing'

Lazio President Claudio Lotito warned the Italian Super Cup will be in Beijing. “Juventus must respect the rules.”

A meeting between the two clubs and the FIGC failed to pick a venue or date for the game, which sees the Serie A winners face off against the Coppa Italia holders.

“Juventus have to find a solution to their issues, because were meant to sign the contract today to play in Beijing,” Lotito told lalaziosiamonoi.

“Juventus organised themselves a tour of the USA and maintain they cannot play in China, but that is not an objective impediment.

“Lazio are giving up a tour of South America and with it considerable income so we can prepare for the Super Cup.

“Juventus must respect the rules. We are within an association where everyone has to respect the rules. The contract signed with Beijing organisers has to be respected, or the Lega Serie A will lose credibility.

“I don’t see that Juventus have much support within the Lega over this. The way I see it when you are within a community or association, you first have to consider the rules and then personal interests.”

Playing in Beijing will guarantee Lazio a half share of €3m, so they shot down proposed alternatives of playing in Canada on August 10, Turin or Milan on August 18.

Juve are prepared to play in China on August 24, but this is the opening weekend of the Serie A season, so their domestic games would have to be postponed.