The #Supercoppa Italiana between #Juventus and #ACMilan will be played at 17.30 UK time on January 16 in Saudi Arabia, the Lega Serie A has announced, despite protests from human rights campaigners. https://t.co/oVsWfBYmjm pic.twitter.com/uhDjcysgKU— footballitalia (@footballitalia) December 5, 2018
Groups such as Amnesty International had requested that the match be moved out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to some international incidents, but that’s not gonna happen. A statement from Legia Serie A said:
The game to decide the Supercoppa Italiana 2018-19, the 31st edition of the trophy, will be held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Wednesday January 19, 2019 starting at 20.30pm local time (18.30 Italian time).
Is it a good look for the Serie A? Of course not. Should either Milan or Juventus pull out of the match? Probably not, if for no other reason than to avoid the wrath of the Legia. At this point, it’s probably best to just get it over with and try to avoid this situation in the future.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will reportedly be out for two months. [Black & White & Read All Over]
World Football Links
André-Pierre Gignac is once again the Liga MX scoring champion. [FMF State of Mind]