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2022 UEFA Super Cup

Helsinki will stage the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, Finland's first UEFA club competition final.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Helsinki Olympic Stadium Getty Images

When and where does it take place?

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup will be played at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in August 2022. The match will be the first UEFA club competition final to be held in Finland.

This venue will be the tenth to stage the UEFA Super Cup since the fixture switched from its long-term home of Monaco, alongside Prague (2013), Cardiff (2014), Tbilisi (2015), Trondheim (2016), Skopje (2017), Tallinn (2018), Istanbul (2019), Budapest (2020) and Belfast (2021).

What is the stadium like?

As the name suggests, the stadium was built to host the Olympics that eventually took place in 1952 and underwent major renovations from 2016 to 2020. Its distinct tower stands at 72.71m – the distance thrown by gold-medal winning Matti Järvinen in the javelin at the 1932 Olympics.

Bubi swoops in for a closer look
Bubi swoops in for a closer lookAFP via Getty Images

The arena is also home to Finland's national football team. The side are known as the eagle owls in honour of a bird, Bubi, which took up residence in the stadium and delayed a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Belgium when it perched on the goalpost. It subsequently relocated following a rock concert.

What is the UEFA Super Cup?

An annual fixture contested by the reigning champions of the two main European club competitions, devised by Dutch reporter Anton Witkamp to decide definitively the top club side in Europe.

Finnish UEFA Super Cup winners

Jari Litmanen Ajax 1995, Liverpool 2001 (unused sub)
Sami Hyypiä Liverpool 2001 & 2005

The European Cup/UEFA Champions League holders have always been involved, facing the holders of either the European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1973–99) or the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (2000–).

The identities of the teams that will contest it in 2022 will be confirmed on 28 May.

Six great Super Cup goals
Six great Super Cup goals

Do the European champions usually win?

UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea lifted the trophy in 2021, but this pattern does not always apply. The European Cup/UEFA Champions League holders have won 26 of the 46 editions. Find a full rundown of UEFA Super Cup records and statistics here.

Can I apply for tickets?

Information on ticket applications will appear here when available.

Where next for the Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup will visit Kazan in south-west Russia in 2023.