Greece, Poland stadia to host UEFA shows



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Next Europe Conference League Finals to be hosted in Athens and Wrocław Image: AEK FC & UEFA on (Facebook)

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee has announced that the Agia Sophia Stadium in Athens (AEK stadium) (Greece) and the Stadion Wrocław (WKS Śląsk Wrocław) (Poland) as venues for the UEFA Europa Conference League finals in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

‘UEFA’ stated that as the stadium in Athens is brand-new and never operated by the AEK Athens F.C. in an international context, the UEFA will provide expertise.

Nyon (Switzerland)-based the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is one of six continental bodies of governance in association football. It governs football, futsal and beach football in Europe and the transcontinental countries of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Kazakhstan, as well as some Asian countries such as Israel, Cyprus and Armenia. The UEFA consists of 55 national association members. Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the FIFA and UEFA suspended all Russian national teams and clubs from any FIFA and UEFA competitions.

The Agia Sophia Stadium, also known by its commercial name OPAP Arena, is the home stadium of AEK Athens F.C. With an all-seater capacity of 32,500, it is the third largest football stadium overall in Greece. It is located in Nea Filadelfeia, a Northwestern suburb of Athens, Greece.

The AEK Athens Football Club is a Greek professional football club based in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburban town in the Athens urban area, Greece. It plays in Super League Greece, he highest professional association football league in Greece.

The 45,105-capacity Stadion Wrocław, known for sponsorship reasons as the Tarczyński Arena Wrocław since 2021, is a UEFA Category Four association football stadium built for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The stadium is located on aleja Śląska in the district of Fabryczna, Wrocław, Poland. It serves as the home ground of Śląsk Wrocław.

The Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna, commonly known as WKS Śląsk Wrocław, Śląsk Wrocław or simply Śląsk, is a Polish football club based in Wrocław that plays in Ekstraklasa, the highest level of the Polish football league system.

The UEFA Europa Conference League, which will be renamed the UEFA Conference League from the 2024-2025 seasons, is an annual football club competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs.

‘UEFA’ further stated that an observation period until November 2023 at matches played by AEK Athens F.C. in the UEFA club competition for which they will qualify, and by the Greek national team in the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers, has been added as a condition for the confirmation of the appointment, which would happen in December.

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA EURO 2024 or simply EURO 2024, will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organized by the UEFA for the men’s national teams of its member-associations. It will be hosted by Germany and will be held from June 14th-July 14th, 2024.

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