Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is the latest in a long line who dislike the decision that the match be played in the saudi Jeddah.
– It is sad that the game be played in an islamic country where women are not allowed to enter the arena, " says Salvini, who himself will not be on the site to see the final between two of the country's biggest football clubs.
Gaetano Micciche defends, however, the choice of spelort.
– Up to last year were women not allowed to be on the sporting events. We work so that all women have access to all the stands the next time we play in saudi Arabia, " he says.
In saudi Arabia, it has been previously prohibited for women to go to football, but a number of venues nowadays have sections for female supporters. During the supercup is the only familjesektionerna that are open to women.
the First football match with the female audience – had to go without male company