Thursday June 27 2013
Super Cup to be played in Rome

The Italian Super Cup Final between Juventus and Lazio will be played in Rome, but the arguments are still not over.

Champions Juve will take on the capital Coppa Italia winners in the traditional season opener during the month of August.

However, reaching a compromise on a date and venue has proved problematic.

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

However, Juventus opposed to the idea as that would have clashed with their pre-season tour of the United States.

The game will now take place at Lazio’s Stadio Olimpico on August 18, but a row regarding prize money is brewing.

Capital chief Claudio Lotito wants a bigger share as a consequence of the €1.5m that his club would have received had they travelled to China.

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