Sports Ministry supports FFU suggestion to apply for host UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv in 2017, 2018 or 2019
The collegium of the Youth and Sports Ministry of Ukraine has supported the suggestion of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and state-run company "Olympiysky NSC" to apply to host the UEFA Champions League final in the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, or 2018-2019 seasons.
"Having analyzed the UEFA criteria on the final of club competitions one can reach the conclusion that Olympiysky NSC corresponds to the above-mentioned standards except for a certain infrastructure ensuring the work of mass media," reads a statements issued by the ministry's press service on Friday.
According to the ministry, in these difficult times for Ukraine, such an event will give Ukrainian fans a real celebration of football involving the strongest teams in Europe and will show Ukraine to be a hospitable and friendly country.
As reported, on April 17, the FFU decided to apply to host the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv at Olympiysky NSC.