The goalkeeper was not registered with Uefa and so can not play in the clash between the two Madrid clubs.
Real Madrid has won three consecutive and four of the last five Champions League crowns, so they are no strangers to the Super Cup.
"We love that [Bale] is with us".
Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the European Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
US sends military advisers to aid Afghan forces in eastern city
Forces responded with close-air support this morning in #Ghazni", the official account for US Forces in Afghanistan tweeted today. On the first day of the offensive, at least 150 Taliban fighters and 10 government troops were killed, according to Yaftali.
"We've come in and found a player who's really excited, is the ultimate professional and who has trained with the desire of a youth player", the Spaniard said. "They are a great team with a great coach, but we are also a great team and have no doubts we can overcome them".
However, Costa Rican goalie Keylor Navas will start between the sticks against their rivals as Courtois waits in the wings.
"No one is above Real Madrid, whatever happens Real Madrid will continue to live on and it was his choice to leave".
He further went on to add, talking about former manager Zinedine Zidane saying "Zidane did extraordinary work with incredible success but that is the past. We look forward to the launch of this new partnership that will ensure the large community of local football fans is reached in a highly innovative and accessible manner".
Italian bridge collapses, death toll climbs to 35
Restructuring work on the 1.2 km-long bridge, a major artery to the Italian Riviera and to France's southern coast, was carried out in 2016.
Although an early move for Antoine Griezmann broke down when the striker made a decision to stay with Atletico Madrid, they quickly sealed deals for Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet, Gremio playmaker Arthur and Bordeaux winger Malcom.
With a Spanish team guaranteed to take home the Super Cup, a La Liga side will have won the season-opening trophy in nine of the last 10 contests.
"Obviously our budgets are not the same". We will keep this hunger and ambition and motivation.
Zidane put on standby as Manchester United's next manager
Zinedine Zidane 'is interested in managing Manchester United' and 'wants to succeed Jose Mourinho as early as next season'. American teenager Will Vint has left Manchester United because of visa issues, sources have told ESPN FC.