Italian Super Cup to be played in Doha, Qatar in December

MILAN (AP) " Juventus and AC Milan will play in the Italian Super Cup in Doha, Qatar on Dec. 23.

Serie A and the Qatar Football Association made the announcement on Friday.

It will be the ninth time the competition will be played outside Italy and the second time in Doha after Napoli beat Juventus in a penalty shootout in 2014.

The match usually features the Serie A and Italian Cup champions, but since Juventus won both competitions last season, Milan qualified as the Cup runner-up.

The stadium and start time have not been determined. Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar FA president Sheikh Hamad bin Khalida Al Thani says, "Our strong ties with Italian Football are proportional to our commitment to organize world class events for the global football family."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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