Italian delegation in Jeddah ahead of Serie A Super between Juve, Milan

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A number of members of the Italian Football Federation and the Italian League have arrived in Jeddah to be briefed on latest preparations for the match of the Italian Super Cup, to be held at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, January 16, 2019 between Juventus and AC Milan.

The match between the two Italian football teams will be held for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the agreement signed between Saudi General Sports Authority and Italian Professional League last June.

Early December, Serie A has confirmed the date and venue of the Italian Super Cup.

The match is slated to be broadcast domestically in Italy by RAI.

In June, the Italian league announced that it had agreed to a deal with Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority for three of the next five Super Cups to be played in the country.

The game has been contested 11 times abroad before, most recently in Qatar in 2016, when Milan beat Juventus in a penalty shootout.

Juventus qualified for next month’s match by winning a seventh consecutive Serie A title while Milan qualified as the Italian Cup finalist.

This came after Qatari state-owned sports broadcaster beIN has asked Italy's soccer league not to play the showpiece match in Saudi Arabia.