Kiev to host 2018 Champions League final

Kiev, Sep 15 (IANS) Ukranian capital Kiev’s Olympic Stadium will host the 2018 Champions League football final, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Thursday.

“European football’s governing body UEFA has decided to hold the final match of the Champions League 2018 in Kiev. This is great news for all of us, and especially for the Ukrainian fans,” Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.

He has voiced the confidence that the Champions League final match, the first to be staged on the Ukrainian soil, will be held at the highest level.

The 70,050-seat Olympic stadium was the venue for the final match of Euro 2012 football championship co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

The stadium was built in 1923, but was renovated five times. After its latest reconstruction for the Euro 2012, the arena became a multifunctional venue suitable for hosting not only football matches, but also concerts and track and field competitions.

The 2018 Champions League final match is slated for May 26, 2018.

–IANS

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