rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Wembley to stage Champions League final in 2013

Wembley to stage Champions League final in 2013

June 17, 2011 11:16 IST

Wembley stadium in London will stage the 2013 Champions League final only two years after hosting this year's match between Barcelona and Manchester United, UEFA said on Thursday.

The match had been awarded to Wembley to mark the English FA's 150th anniversary, UEFA president Michel Platini told reporters.

Platini, who in April apologised for the high cost of tickets at this year's final, said UEFA had also been impressed with the organisation at this year's match.

"This may seem exceptional but I think it was important for us to respect this anniversary of our game," said Platini.

Source:
© Copyright 2014 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.