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Welcome to the UEFA Champions League final!

The biggest night in the European club football calendar takes place in Paris on Saturday. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin joins French Football Federation counterpart Noël Le Graët in previewing the occasion.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin AFP via Getty Images

Aleksander Čeferin, UEFA president

I welcome you to Paris for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final!

The renowned Stade de France will provide an ideal setting for the conclusion of another exciting season in UEFA club competition football, with two outstanding teams dreaming of raising the iconic trophy under the legendary Parisian lights.

Classic Champions League final moments

This impressive multifaceted venue has staged countless memorable sporting events over the years – including two previous UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006 and the UEFA EURO final in 2016. Its unique atmosphere will inspire the finalists to produce another match for the ages.

I want to thank France for hosting us in their capital, and the French Football Federation for the excellent work done to prepare such a prestigious event.

I wish you all a night to remember!

Noël Le Graët, FFF president

For the sixth time in its history, France welcomes the European Cup final, the 67th such game.

It’s a privilege for our association and for all of French football to host this prestigious event, and an honour that UEFA has put its faith in us to organise it. I thank UEFA’s president Aleksander Čeferin and his Executive Committee for seeking out our country’s skill and expertise in staging big sporting competitions.

Champions League final: What you can see in Paris

As in 2000 and 2006, the Stade de France is again ready to celebrate the exceptional sporting party that is the UEFA Champions League final.

A strong bond unites this major European football event and France, which was instrumental in creating the European Champion Clubs’ Cup in 1955. It was in Paris, at the Parc des Princes, that the first final of this competition took place, in June 1956. What an incredible journey there has been since!

On behalf of the French Football Federation, I wish a warm welcome to the two finalist teams and their supporters, as well as to all the leaders of European football. I hope everyone enjoys the final!