2021 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, the 66th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 29th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It is scheduled to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 29 May 2021.[1]

2021 UEFA Champions League Final
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The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the final.
Event2020–21 UEFA Champions League
Date29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
VenueAtatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
2020
2022

The final was originally scheduled to be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia. However, due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final, the final hosts were shifted back a year, with Istanbul instead hosting the 2021 final, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[2]

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the champions of the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[3]

VenueEdit

This is the second UEFA Champions League final hosted at the stadium; the first was held in 2005.[4] The city of Istanbul has also hosted the 2009 UEFA Cup Final and the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, both at different venues.

Host selectionEdit

An open bidding process was launched on 22 September 2017 by UEFA to select the venues of the finals of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women's Champions League in 2020. Associations had until 31 October 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 1 March 2018. Associations hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2020 were not allowed to bid for the 2020 UEFA Champions League final.

UEFA announced on 3 November 2017 that two associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2020 UEFA Champions League final.[5]

Bidding associations for final
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
  Portugal Estádio da Luz Lisbon 65,647 Hosted the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final
  Turkey Atatürk Olympic Stadium Istanbul 76,092 Hosted the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final

The Atatürk Olympic Stadium was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Kyiv on 24 May 2018.[6][1]

On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee announced that due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final to the Estádio da Luz, Istanbul would instead host the 2021 final.[2]

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw to be held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.

TBD  v  TBD
Report

Match rules[7][8]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time.[note 1]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League Final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Champions League and Europa League changes next season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Six associations interested in hosting 2020 club finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Kyiv meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League, 2020/21". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Two triple-headers approved for 2021 March and September national team windows". UEFA. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.

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