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SBD Global/August 30, 2012/International Football

RFEF Lunch With Barça And Madrid Presidents Will Have Supercopa Plans As A Hot Topic

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) "organized an official lunch in the Ritz Hotel, with the motive of celebrating the Supercopa," according to Tomas Roncero of AS. RFEF President Ángel María Villar will be present, as well as Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez and Barcelona President Sandro Rosell. With Real and Barça "very angry" at Villar for his decision to sell the rights to future Supercopas to China, the lunch will give Villar an opportunity to try and mend fences. The stance of both clubs "is so firm that they are prepared" to tell Villar that if he does not rectify the deal, they will send their substitutes to China for next year's Supercopa if they qualify. Barça and Real are currently playing each other in this year's Supercopa and have respectively made €6M ($7.5M) and €4.5M ($5.6M) from the first leg that was played in the Nou Camp with the return leg in Madrid still to be played. The RFEF "will only pay" €2M ($2.5M) to each club if the Supercopa is played in China" (AS, 8/29).
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