The capital and largest city of Ukraine, Kiev will stage the Champions League final for the first time in 2018, UEFA has announced, while a decision concerning the Europa League final in 2018 has been delayed.
UEFA has announced Kiev as the venue for the 2018 Champions League final.
The organization’s executive Committee, under the chairmanship of newly-elected president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, voted on handing European football’s showpiece event in 20 months’ time to the NSK Olympiyskyi stadium in the Ukrainian capital.
The Lillekula stadium in Tallinn, Estonia can host the UEFA Super Cup on August 14, 2018, a decision relating to the Europa League final in 2018 has been delayed to a later date.
In other UEFA matters, bound up at its Extraordinary Congress in Athens, Theodore Theodoridis was confirmed as permanent general secretary to take over Gianni Infantino who successfully ran for the FIFA presidency in February while a special award will be given out to the fans of Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales for their conduct at euro 2016.
“UEFA euro 2016 was a celebration of football and this is thanks in large part to the eagerness and dedication of fans at all stadiums in France”. Ceferin said
“UEFA wanted to reward a number of the groups of supporters that were particularly passionate and enthusiastic during the tournament so congratulations to the national associations who are receiving this award.” Ceferin added.