September 28, 2016

Kyiv to host 2018 Champions League final

Kyiv will host the final match of the Champions League season 2017-2018. To be held on 26 May 2018, the final will be the first such decider played at the Olympic National Sports Complex in the Ukrainian capital. The stadium was the venue for the Euro 2012 final. It would be the first time Ukraine has hosted a European Cup or Champions League final in the competition’s history.

stadium“Kyiv is a contender for the right to host the final match of the most important club tournament. I hope that all goes well for Kyiv. The words “I am confident” I cannot say yet, since we are living in a time when any circumstances may be grounds for UEFA not to take this decision. But I’m sure we did everything possible to convince UEFA. The entire infrastructure built for Euro 2012, the wonderful Olympic Stadium, which is one of the best sports arenas in Europe, along with our hospitable city, are able to create all the necessary conditions for the final match in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere,” said Hryhoriy Surkis, president of the Football Federation of Ukraine.

Kyiv submitted a bid to host the 2017-2018 Champions League final back on July 4, 2015. This was done by head of the Football Federation of Ukraine Andriy Pavelko during a working visit to the UEFA HQ in Nyon.

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