2019 Uefa Champions League Final

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2019. The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the champions of the 2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

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2019 UEFA Champions League Final
Brand identity of the final
Event2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Date1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
VenueWanda Metropolitano, Madrid
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2019.[1]

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the champions of the 2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[2][3]

In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution will be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes has been increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time has also been changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.[4] The match will also be the first final to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.[5]

Venue

The Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid will host the final

This is the fifth European Cup/UEFA Champions League Final held in Madrid, after the 1957, 1969, 1980, and 2010 finals, all held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[6]

The stadium is the home ground of Spanish club Atlético Madrid. Due to UEFA regulations regarding naming rights of non-tournament sponsors, the stadium will be referred to as the "Estadio Metropolitano" in all UEFA materials.

Host selection

For the first time ever, an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup).[7][8] Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers had to be submitted by 6 June 2017.

UEFA announced on 3 February 2017 that two associations expressed interest in hosting,[9] and confirmed on 7 June 2017 that they submitted bids for the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final:[10]

Bidding associations for 2019 UEFA Champions League Final
CountryStadiumCityCapacityNotes
 AzerbaijanBaku Olympic StadiumBaku69,870Also bid for 2019 UEFA Europa League Final
 SpainWanda MetropolitanoMadrid68,000

The bid evaluation report was published by UEFA on 14 September 2017.[11] The Wanda Metropolitano was selected as the venue by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 September 2017.[1][12]

Pre-match

Luis García was named as the ambassador for the final.

Brand identity

The final identity was unveiled on 30 August 2018 during the group stage draw.[13][14]

Ambassador

The ambassador for the final is former Spain international Luis García, who played for Atlético Madrid in 2002–03 and from 2007 to 2009, and won the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool in 2005.[15]

Match

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, which will be held on 15 March 2019, 13:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[16]

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Report

Match rules[17]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

See also

References

  1. 1 2 "Madrid to host UEFA Champions League Final 2019". UFEA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  2. "Champions League and Europa League changes next season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. "Additional fine-tuning of club competition regulations for 2018/19 onwards". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. "VAR to be used in UEFA Champions League knockout phase". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. "Madrid's Estadio Metropolitano to host 2019 Champions League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  7. "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  8. "UEFA club competition finals 2019: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  9. "15 associations interested in hosting 2019 club finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  10. "Ten associations bidding to host 2019 club finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  11. "UEFA Club Competition Finals 2019 Evaluation Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  12. "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  13. "UEFA Champions League launches 2019 Madrid final identity". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  14. Sierra, Alberto P. (30 August 2018). "Uefa unveil Madrid final Champions League poster". AS.com. Diario AS. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  15. "Bayern drawn against Liverpool in last 16". fcbayern.com. Fußball-Club Bayern München. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  16. "2018/19 Champions League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  17. "2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
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