Super Cup: Amnesty calls on sides to stand up in Saudi

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Al-Araby

Amnesty International is calling on the four clubs involved in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia this week to take a stand over women’s rights and equality issues. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will compete in the revamped Super Cup in the Saudi capital Riyadh from 12–16 January after the Spanish FA agreed a contract with the Saudis until 2029 that will earn the governing body 30 million euros ($34 million) a year. The human rights organisation has sent the clubs and the Spanish soccer federation purple armbands and asked the team captains to wear them during …

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