Napoli and Fiorentina could both face sanctions if they pull out of the Supercoppa Italiana competition in Saudi Arabia.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews.

Napoli and Fiorentina could reportedly pull out of the rescheduled Supercoppa Italiana.

The Lega Serie A has confirmed a rescheduling of the Supercoppa Italiana matches.

Initially, the plan had been for the Supercoppa Italiana to take place in the early days of January.

The four teams would play the matches whilst the other teams in Serie A were playing their first matches of the new year.

This would entail rescheduling those matches to later in January.

However, instead the competition will be played later in the month.

The two semifinal matches will take place on the 21st and 22nd of January. And then, the final will be on January 25 – a Sunday.

But for Napoli and Fiorentina, there is some discontent with this idea. The two clubs have threatened to pull out of the competition.

Napoli & Fiorentina Could Face Sanctions If They Pull Out Of Supercoppa Italiana

There had already been some reservations from Napoli and Fiorentina regarding playing the matches in Saudi Arabia.

The scheduling changes being confirmed has further irked the pair.

The extra travel and matches later in January would not necessarily be ideal for either team in terms of their fixture lists.

Both of the Partneopei and La Viola would prefer the matches to take place in Italy.

But that would be plainly off the table. The contract with Saudi organizers is ironclad.

Atalanta and AC Milan would be waiting in the wings to replace the two other clubs should they decide not to participate.

And moreover, according to La Repubblica, there would be the threat of sanctions if Napoli and Fiorentina do pull out.