The press sniggered. Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, the vice president of the organising committee for the Italian Supercoppa in Doha, Qatar, described the match as a "global event." Hardly. With the spectacle overly anticipated, it's important Napoli and Juventus play a worthy game of football to justify the hype.
Maximum attention has been paid by the hosts to ensure this particular final will be played in an appealing environment, an attempt to prove to onlookers that Qatar are capable organisers and worthy recipients of the honour to host the World Cup in 2022.
Will it be an interesting game? It usually is, although the fear is that both sides are presided over by tacticians who want to prove they are more intelligent.
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