Norwegian club reject Real Madrid training request ahead of Super Cup

Real Madrid have been denied permission to train at fifth-tier Norwegian club Malvik ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla because the facilities are needed for a summer camp for local children.

Champions League holders Madrid had asked amateur club Malvik for permission to train at their facilities ahead of the game in Trondheim on Aug. 9.

However, Malvik vice-president Frode Forbord said the request had been turned down.

"The training sessions would coincide with our football school for children in Malvik," Forbord told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. "It would be nice to have Real Madrid, but we do not want to send 270 children home."

Forbord said that Madrid's insistence on no fans attending their training session ahead of the big game in nearby Trondheim had also been a factor in the decision.

"I hope that [the kids] learn something at our football school, and someday reach Real Madrid," he said. "Madrid did not want to have fans [at their session] and the school has 270 children, so it was not possible to combine the two."

Madrid are likely to include Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, 17, in their travelling squad for the Super Cup, along with stars including Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and James Rodriguez, but Cristiano Ronaldo has said he does not expect to feature.