UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin and Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, preview the Europa League final, which takes place in a Spanish hotbed of football and culture.
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Aleksander Čeferin, UEFA president
Welcome to Seville for the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League final! The wonderful Andalusian city is known for its warm weather, hospitality, and a proud footballing pedigree. Legend says it was founded by mighty Hercules himself, and we expect nothing less than a heroic performance from both finalists as a spectacular season comes to its end.
The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium is no stranger to high-profile matches, having hosted the European Champion Clubs’ Cup final in 1986. I am confident that both teams and their fans will be on top of their game and offer us another night to remember for many years to come.
This season, the UEFA Europa League has been breathtaking with many illustrious teams and spectacular comebacks, demonstrating once again an impressive growth in the appeal of the competition.
My thanks go to the Royal Spanish Football Federation for providing the setting for another magical night of football. Enjoy the game!
Luis Rubiales, RFEF president
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) would like to welcome both finalist clubs and their supporters to Seville for this very special occasion.
And, of course, we also welcome UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin and his team, who have done their utmost so that we can experience a celebration of this magnitude. We are very proud that this city, which lives and breathes football, will be the venue for the final of the UEFA Europa League, an exciting competition that has produced unforgettable moments since the very first round. It will be a fantastic match between two teams who have worked very hard to get here, and we hope they enjoy this celebration. They deserve it and should know that reaching this far is already something to celebrate.
With its joyous people and many delights, Seville is an incredible city, and the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán is an iconic stadium steeped in history. The supporters who attend the final will have the good fortune to experience a unique event in the capital of Andalusia on 18 May, and we hope that together they will create a festive atmosphere, full of harmony and respect, to help give us a football match to remember.