Juventus will take on Napoli in Doha in the final game of the calendar year.
The Italian Super Cup clash, which is normally seen as a curtain-raiser to the league season but was moved to Monday 22 December, will be contested in the Qatar capital after the Serie A League officially approved the fixture earlier today.
Lega Serie A president Maurizio Beretta said: “We’re grateful for the opportunity to be able to host our TIM Super Cup in an interesting and prestigious country like Qatar.”
This is the seventh time in history that the game will have been contested outside of Italy after previous editions in Washington (1993), Tripoli (2002), New York (2003) and Beijing (2009, 2011 and 2012).
The Bianconeri have won six Italian Super Cup titles ever since its inception in 1988 and first prevailed in 1995 when Gianluca Vialli’s solitary strike ensured a 1-0 victory over Parma at the Stadio Delle Alpi.
Since then, they have brought home the title in 1997, 2002, 2003, 2012 (by beating Napoli) and more recently in 2013 with a 4-0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.