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2010 Champions League Final in Madrid, 2010 UEFA Cup final in Hamburg

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The Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid will host the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, with UEFA awarding the same season’s UEFA Cup final to the Arena Hamburg.

The UEFA Executive Committee confirmed the selection of the two stadiums after its meeting in Liechtenstein on Friday but postponed a decision on the venues for the 2011 finals to allow members more time to consider the bids. The home stadiums of Real Madrid CF and Hamburger SV were chosen on the basis of capacity, facilities, accommodation and security among other considerations.

Now boasting a capacity of 71,569, the Santiago Bernabéu has staged three previous European Champion Clubs’ Cup finals. Real Madrid won the first of them, beating AC Fiorentina 1-0 in 1957, before AC Milan had a memorable night in the Spanish capital when they defeated AFC Ajax 4-1 in the 1969 edition. More recently, Nottingham Forest FC overcame Hamburg 1-0 in the 1980 final.

Seating 51,680, the Arena Hamburg opened in 2000 on the site of Hamburg’s old Volksparkstadion and was the setting for matches at the 2006 World Cup. The Volksparkstadion also hosted group-stage games at the 1974 World Cup and the semi-final of the 1988 UEFA European Championship, where West Germany lost 2-1 to the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, the Executive Committee confirmed that the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Super Cup matches will be played at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, as is the custom. The 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was awarded to France, and the same year’s U17 event to Liechtenstein, while Nyon will stage the 2009 UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship.

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Comments (9)

  1. I am a chelsea supporter so Chelsea will the Champions league title.

  2. Chavski will never win the champions league
    Liverpool will get closer to real and join Milan next year with six wins in total

  3. Can CHelsea win 5 titles this season . yes

  4. I see that the C.L.Final is timed for 20.45 is that British time or Spanish time or are they the same in May.

  5. Blablablabablablablablabla MU
    Blablablabablablablablabla MU Man U…. Rooney on the forward! strikin’ some goals with owen or berbatov on his side he is the star player!
    A N T O N I Ooooooo what? VALENCIA!
    Mache!!!!!!!!!! DA Da da da!!!!!
    Carrick, vidic,ferdinand,scholes,nani
    G. N!!! Evil!!!!! le!!!
    VDSAR
    VAN AND THE SAR
    VAN DE DEDEDEDEDE SAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Repeat 2*

  6. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHO WILL WIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE……MOU OR VAN GAL.I AM A SUPORTER OF NEDERLAND SO I THINK FOR VAN GAL

  7. i think just best team in our world is REAL MADRO
    eshghe man ast

  8. i think best team in our world is real madrid

  9. heeee heeeeeee none of teams could over come The german champions bayern munich they are biggg time champs in the final already surely bayernnnn roxxxxxxx