Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Read more

FOCUS

Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

Read more

ENCORE!

Tango Takeover in Paris

Read more

WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

Read more

  • US demands Russia withdraw aid convoy from Ukraine

    Read more

  • Besieged by problems, Hollande faces unhappy return from summer holidays

    Read more

  • Fed Chair says US job market still hampered by Great Recession

    Read more

  • August 22, 1914: The bloodiest day in French military history

    Read more

  • Central African Republic announces coalition cabinet

    Read more

  • Iraqi Sunnis quit govt talks after mosque massacre

    Read more

  • Hamas publicly executes "informers"

    Read more

  • French firebrand leftist to quit party presidency, but not politics

    Read more

  • Fear of Ebola sky-high among Air France workers

    Read more

  • US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Read more

  • Malaysia mourns as remains of MH17 victims arrive home

    Read more

  • Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu set to be Erdogan's new PM

    Read more

  • Hollande is ‘nobody’s president’ says former French minister

    Read more

  • Europe launches navigation satellites to rival GPS

    Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

Wembley to host 2011 Champions League final

Latest update : 2009-01-30

The international football federeation UEFA decided to grant the iconic English stadium Wembley the right to host the 2011 Champions League final. The event is supposed to generate 10 million euros. This year's final will take place in Rome.

AFP - Wembley stadium was on Thursday chosen by UEFA to host the 2011 Champions League final with the same season's Europa League final, the former UEFA Cup, going to Dublin's new Lansdowne Road ground.
  
London and Dublin were named as venues for the two European showcase matches by UEFA's Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.
  
European football's governing body also named Munich's Allianz Arena as the venue for the 2012 Champions League final with Bucharest's National stadium hosting the 2012 Europa Cup final.
  
For the Republic of Ireland this will be the first time the country has staged a major European final with the venue, the new Lansdowne Road, still under construction.
  
This year's Champions League final is in Rome and the UEFA Cup final in Istanbul.
  
The decisions mean there will be two European finals held in Germany in the coming years as Hamburg will host the 2010 Europa Cup final.
  
The 2012 Champions League final will be held on a Saturday and is expected to generate up to 10 million euros for hotels, bars and restaurants in Munich.
  
"On behalf of the DFB, I would like to thank UEFA for this decision and it is a big reward for the authorities in the city which met the strict criteria," said German Football Federation president Dr Theo Zwanziger.

Date created : 2009-01-29

COMMENT(S)