2022 UEFA Champions League Final
The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg will host the final
Event2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Date28 May 2022 (2022-05-28)
VenueKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
2021
2023

The 2022 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League, the 67th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 30th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 28 May 2022.

The final was originally scheduled to be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. However, due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final, the final hosts were shifted back a year, with Saint Petersburg instead hosting the 2022 final.[1]

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League in the 2022 UEFA Super Cup.

Venue

This will be the first UEFA club competition final hosted at the Krestovsky Stadium, which is also one of the 12 host venues at UEFA Euro 2020. The stadium previously hosted matches at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup (including the final), and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The match will also be the third UEFA final to be held in Russia, and the first to take place outside Moscow, which previously hosted the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea[2] and the 1999 UEFA Cup Final between Parma and Marseille; both matches were played at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Host selection

For the details on the selection of Munich as the original host for the final, see 2023 UEFA Champions League Final § Host selection.

An open bidding process was launched on 28 September 2018 by UEFA to select the venues of the finals of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women's Champions League in 2021. Associations had until 26 October 2018 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 15 February 2019.

UEFA announced on 1 November 2018 that two associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2021 UEFA Champions League final,[3] and on 22 February 2019 that both associations submitted their dossiers by the deadline.[4]

Bidding associations for final
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
 Germany Allianz Arena Munich 70,000 Hosted the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and will host matches at the UEFA Euro 2020
 Russia Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersburg 67,800 Hosted matches at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will host matches at the UEFA Euro 2020

The Krestovsky Stadium was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 24 September 2019,[5] where the hosts for the 2021 and 2023 UEFA Champions League finals were also appointed.[6]

On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee announced that due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, Saint Petersburg would instead host the 2022 final.[1]

Match

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw to be held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.

TBD v TBD

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2013/14: Finals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ "11 associations interested in hosting 2021 club finals". Union of European Football Associations. 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ "9 associations bidding to host 2021 club finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Champions League final hosts announced for 2021, 2022 and 2023". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  6. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Ljubljana meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.