CARDIFF TO HOST SUPER CUP

UEFA have confirmed the 2014 Super Cup will take place in Cardiff, Wales.

Since 1998, the match has always been hosted in Monaco at the Stade Louis II, but from 2013 the show will go on the road.

The annual match, which is contested by the previous season's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League winners, will first visit the Eden Stadium, Prague, in 2013, followed by the Cardiff City Stadium in 2014 and the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, in 2015.

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, said: "This is fantastic news and confirms once again how our capital city is in the 'champions league' itself when it comes to hosting world class sporting events.

"The European Super Cup will be a major boost to not only to the city, but also for the global profile of Wales."

Posted on 03/07/2012