Italian Ambassador to China Riccardo Sessa announced on Tuesday that next season's Italian Supercup between Inter Milan and AS Roma will take place in Beijing.

It will be the second time in a row the Supercup has been played in China after Lazio beat Inter 2-1 there in the season-opener in the 2009/10 campaign.

The Italian Football Federation has an agreement to stage a certain number of Italian Supercup matches in China over the coming years.

Inter qualified for the event by winning both the league and cup while Roma finished runners-up in both competitions.