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Spanish Football Federation announce new Super Cup format

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Barcelona v Athletic Club - Spanish Super Cup: Second Leg Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales announced a change in the format of the Spanish Super Cup. Four teams will feature in this tournament in a Final Four format played outside of Spain and these changes could be effective as soon as this very same year, Rubiales confirmed.

This is an interesting change which could very well increase the importance of the Spanish Super Cup, often regarded as a very minor pre-season trophy. The new Super Cup would be played just a week before the start of La Liga, which means that the teams involved might still be trying to improve their conditioning.

As ESPN reporter Dermot Corrigan tweeted above, this tournament would almost guarantee some quality matches involving Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico de Madrid and quite possibly a fourth team like Sevilla or Valencia.

This new format still has to be approved by the Spanish Football assembly, something which could happen next April.