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UEFA insists no talks on Champions League final in New York

PTI | Updated on: 13 Sep 2018, 12:36:44 PM
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Nyon:

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has denied reports in Spain of ongoing talks to play the 2021 Champions League final in New York. Ceferin says in a statement, “This idea is currently not being discussed at all’’. UEFA is set to decide next year where to stage its marquee club game in 2021.

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This week, the chief executive of Spanish Champions League rights holder Mediapro told a radio station that UEFA is “investigating the feasibility” of a Champions League final in New York. Mediapro holds the rights through 2021.

However, Ceferin says: “UEFA has no plans to stage the Champions League final outside Europe.” In a 2016 interview with The Associated Press, Ceferin said it “might be an idea in future.” The Spanish league wants to start playing one game a year in the United States.

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First Published : 13 Sep 2018, 12:36:07 PM

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