FC Porto and SC Braga have confirmed details of their media open days ahead of the UEFA Europa League final at the Dublin Arena on Wednesday 18 May – with representatives of the international media having the opportunity to interview the players and coaches from both teams.
Porto, for administrative purposes the 'home' team in Dublin, will hold their media day on Wednesday 11 May at their training centre in Olival (Rua dos Pardieiros). The proceedings will start with a fully open training session at 10.30 local time, followed by a mixed zone featuring all players from approximately 12.00. Coach André Villas-Boas will then hold a press conference at 14.00.
Media wishing to attend should email Rui Cerqueira (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diana Fontes (email@example.com) in the Portuguese club's communications department. The deadline to register is 17.00 on Monday 9 May.
Braga will stage their press day on Tuesday 10 May. The event will begin with interview opportunities with the players at the training pitch next to the Estádio Municipal from 15.30, and will continue with a fully open training session. Coach Domingos Paciência will later take part in a media conference in the stadium's press conference room from 17.30. Media need not register in advance but should bring photo ID.
The two clubs have also announced their pre-match media activities at the Dublin Arena in the Irish capital on Tuesday 17 May. Liga champions Porto will have their press conference at 17.15 local time, with a fully open training session taking place between 18.00 and 19.00. Their northern Portuguese neighbours Braga will participate in their press conference from 18.45, before training in front of the media from 19.30 to 20.30.
Media activities in the Dublin Arena are accessible only to media accredited for the UEFA Europa League final.
All local times, both Portuguese and Irish, are one hour behind CET.
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