Sevilla ‘obliged’ to play Supercopa

Sevilla president Jose Castro reiterates his club are only participating in this year’s Spanish Supercopa because they are ‘obliged to’.

Los Rojiblancos are facing Barcelona but the Spanish FA took the unusual step of announcing the match would be played over just one match, rather than the traditional two games.

This has sparked unhappiness at the Andalusian club who have claimed they were not informed of the decision until after it was made public, with major fan groupings boycotting the clash.

“I met with Rubiales and told him again we were not happy with the decision,” Castro said, in quotes carried by Marca.

“We are a professional club and must do what we are told by the Spanish FA, even if we do not agree with the format or the location of the game.

“It is our obligation to play the match and for a chance to win the title, but we are doing so because we are obliged to by the FA.”

The match will take place in the Moroccan city of Tangier while the game has been shortened due to Barca taking part in the International Champions Cup in the United States.

The Catalan giants face Roma on 4 August, one day before the first leg of the Supercopa was due to take place.

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