Baku to host 2019 UEFA Europa League final

The Olympic Stadium in Baku has been selected to host the 2019 UEFA Europa League final on 29 May of that year, the first such fixture to be played in Azerbaijan.

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The Olympic Stadium in Baku has been selected to host the 2019 UEFA Europa League final.

To be held on 29 May 2019, the final will be the first such decider played in the Azerbaijani capital. The stadium was built for the 2015 European Games and has previously been chosen to stage three group games and a quarter-final at UEFA EURO 2020.

The stadium was one of the arenas used for the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, attracting a competition-record 33,000 crowd for Azerbaijan's opening game against Poland. Baku was also a venue for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and hosted the 2014 UEFA Futsal Cup finals.

The decision was taken during Wednesday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.

The 2018 UEFA Europa League final is set for Stade de Lyon on 16 May