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2013 final: Wembley

Published: Monday 6 June 2011, 11.18CET
The 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final will be at Wembley.
2013 final: Wembley
FC Barcelona celebrate their 2011 victory at Wembley ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 6 June 2011, 11.18CET

2013 final: Wembley

The 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final will be at Wembley.

Never before has a stadium been awarded Europe's premier club fixture twice in three years but hosting the 2013 UEFA Champions League final is Wembley's reward for the spectacular success of the 2011 event. It also marks the 150th anniversary of the Football Association (FA)'s foundation.

The decision was taken by the UEFA Executive Committee in Nyon on 16 June 2011 and means the fixture returns to Wembley for a record seventh time, the second since the stadium was rebuilt. "Given the exceptional nature of this historic moment in our beautiful game, and the fact that we will also celebrate 150 years of the Laws of the Game, we felt it was our duty at UEFA to help the FA celebrate in some special way," UEFA President Michel Platini explained.

London will also stage the 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League final and Champions Festival, which in 2011 were at Fulham FC's Craven Cottage and Hyde Park.

Last updated: 16/06/11 18.13CET

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