Big day for Ukraine: Kyiv to host 2018 Champions League final

15:13 Sep. 15, 2016

Kyiv to host 2018 Champions League final

General view of the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv (Getty Images)

Kyiv's NSK Olimpiyskyi has been selected to host the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, the first European Cup decider to be held in Ukraine

2018 Champions League final will be held in the Ukrainian capital. Kyiv's Olympic National Sports Complex has been selected to host the match.

To be held on 26 May 2018, the final will be the first such decider played there.

However, the Olympic Stadium is no stranger to big occasions: Dynamo Kyiv took on Bayern München there in the 1975 UEFA Super Cup second leg, while it was also a venue in the 1980 Olympics and UEFA EURO 2012, staging five games including the final.

The decision was taken at Thursday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Athens.

The 2017 final will take place on 3 June at Cardiff's National Stadium of Wales.

Reporting by UEFA

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