Saturday December 14 2013
Italian Super Cup back in Beijing

The 2014 Italian Super Cup is expected to be on August 23 in Beijing, while the Coppa Italia Final could move to Milan in 2015.

Lega Serie A President Maurizio Beretta announced the changes after the dates for the Serie A 2014-15 campaign were drawn up.

Serie A will begin on August 31 2014 and conclude on May 31 2015. There will be midweek rounds on September 24, October 29 and April 29.

Meanwhile, the Italian Super Cup – between the Scudetto winners and holders of the Coppa Italia – will return to China.

The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing is due to host the match on August 23 2014.

It was meant to be played in Beijing in August 2013 too, but was moved due to Juventus having commitments for a summer tour of North America.

There is a proviso included in the deal this time round, as the Super Cup venue or date will change if one of the teams is taking part in the Champions League preliminary round.

The Coppa Italia Final is also set to move from June 7 2015, going from the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to Milan’s Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, more commonly known as San Siro.