The Spanish FA (RFEF) have announced the approval of proposed format changes to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup for the 2019-20 season and beyond.
The Copa del Rey will switch to a single match format for the final – the semi-finals will remain a two-legged tie.
Teams involved in the Spanish Super Cup will not have to participate in the first two rounds of the Copa del Rey.
The Spanish Super Cup will change from a match between the league winners and the cup winners to a four team competition featuring Spanish cup competition finalists and the top two sides in La Liga.
If the scenario occurs where a team is in the cup final and the top two in La Liga, the place would then be passed down to the next team in the league table.
Barcelona and Valencia (Copa del Rey finalists) will be accompanied in Super Cup by Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid (second and third in La Liga).
The competition has been rescheduled to take place in January rather than the start of the season, with semi-finals on the 8th and 9th before the final on January 12th.
Recently Spanish media has reported Saudi Arabia as a possible venue for the tournament and RFEF president Luis Rubiales confirmed it was one of a number of options.
“We are working on it,” said Rubiales. “Nothing has been signed. Saudi Arabia is an option and we have not denied that.
“We are looking for the best thing for the teams and the players and the referees. The United States is an option, we have had proposals from there too. We have to look for what would be best for everyone.”
Last season Barcelona beat Sevilla to win the Super Cup in Tangier, Morocco as the game was played outside of Spain for the first time.