2019 UEFA Super Cup
|Date||14 August 2019|
|Venue||Vodafone Park, Istanbul|
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be the 44th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, an annual football match organised by UEFA and contested by the reigning champions of the two main European club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The match will feature two English sides, Liverpool, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, and Chelsea, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. The match will be played at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 August 2019. The match will be the first all-English UEFA Super Cup, and the eighth overall Super Cup to feature two teams from the same country.
|Team||Qualification||Previous participations (bold indicates winners)|
|Liverpool||Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League||5 (1977, 1978, 1984, 2001, 2005)|
|Chelsea||Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League||3 (1998, 2012, 2013)|
This is the first UEFA Super Cup held in Turkey, and the third time a UEFA club competition final is held in the country, after the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium and the 2009 UEFA Cup Final at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, both also in Istanbul.
The stadium is the home ground of Turkish club Beşiktaş. UEFA regulations regarding naming rights of non-tournament sponsors require that the stadium will be referred to as Beşiktaş Park in all UEFA materials.
For the first time ever, an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup). Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers had to be submitted by 6 June 2017.
|Israel||Sammy Ofer Stadium||Haifa||30,870|
|Kazakhstan||Astana Arena||Astana||30,244||Also bid for 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final|
|Northern Ireland||Windsor Park||Belfast||18,434|
|Poland||Stadion Energa Gdańsk||Gdańsk||41,160||Preferred over National Stadium, Warsaw|
|Turkey||Vodafone Park||Istanbul||41,188||Also bid for 2019 UEFA Europa League Final|
The following associations expressed interest in hosting but eventually did not submit bids:
The match will be the first UEFA Super Cup to feature two English teams, after all-English finals in both of UEFA's seasonal tournaments; Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League and Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Europa League. The match will be the eighth overall Super Cup to feature two teams from the same country, previously achieved five times by Spanish teams (2006, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018) and twice by Italian teams (1990 and 1993). It will also be the first Super Cup to be won by an English team since Liverpool in 2005.
This will be the eleventh meeting between both clubs in UEFA competition. Liverpool and Chelsea were drawn against each other in five successive Champions League seasons between 2004–05 and 2008–09.
The Champions League winners will be designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes.
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- 2019 UEFA Europa League Final
- 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
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