Super cup

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A super cup is a competition, usually but not exclusively in football, which often forms the "curtain-raiser" to a season. It is played by two competition winners of the previous season. On a national level by the knock-out cup winner and the league winner. There are also continental super cups, like the UEFA Super Cup in soccer, which puts together two UEFA competition winners. Sometimes these are two-legged ties, with a match played at each side's stadium, but increasingly they are one-off fixtures at a neutral venue, such as a national stadium. Some Super Cups have even been staged in venues outside their home country, such as the Italian, French and Turkish games.

Super Cups are generally not considered as important as longer competitions.

If the league champions are also the national cup winners, the winners may play a runner-up in one competition.

Football[edit]

National Supercups[edit]

The following nations have an active super cup competition:

In addition, a number of countries have played a national Supercup in the past, but no longer do so:

Continental level[edit]

Most of the continental football federations also have their own super cups:

Other sports[edit]