‘Champions League final could leave Europe’

This evening will see Real Madrid and Liverpool lock horns in the 2017/18 European Cup showpiece at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The decision to stage one of football’s biggest events in the city has come under plenty of criticism, with price hikes in Kyiv having seen some hotels charge up to 100 times their standard rates for the weekend of the match.

When asked about the possibility of the Champions League final going global, with cities such as New York and Dubai tipped as potential hosts, UEFA chief Ceferin admitted it was “theoretical possibility” to hold the event outside European borders

“It is too early to say anything about that. I mentioned it as a theoretical possibility. For now it is just that and let’s see what happens in the future,” he said, as qjuoted by Telegraph.

“We have to know that the Champions League is a global competition, watched by I think more people outside of Europe than in Europe altogether. So let’s see. I can’t give you a final answer.”