General info about UEFA Nations League final

Who is in the final?

The host Portugal take on the Netherlands in inaugural UEFA Nations League final on Sunday. Portugal booked their place by a 3-1 win against Switzerland in the first semi-final on Wednesday. The Netherlands followed on Thursday after defeating England 3-1.

When does it take place?

The final match will take place on Sunday 9 June, starting at 20:45CET (19:45 local time).

Where is it being played?

It is being played at the Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium), that is home of Porto, 28-time Portuguese champions. It opened with a friendly against Barcelona at the end of 2003, when the 16-year-old Argentinian boy Lionel Messi made his debut for the visitors. That year it also hosted the opening game of UEFA EURO 2004 as well as Porto’s advance to the Champions League glory under José Mourinho.

How about tickets sellling?

Tickets selling is based on a first-come, first-served rule.

How can I watch the final?

Here is the full list of global UEFA Nations League broadcast partners.

What kits will the teams wear?

According to rule, the home team Portugal is entitled to wear their first-choice kit.

What if the scores of the final are level after the normal time?

If the final ends in a draw at the end of normal time, there is extra time when two teams are allowed for a fourth substitution. After the additional time, if the scores are still level, there is a penalty shoot-out and goal-line technology will be utilized.

What about the Match for the third place?

Losing semi-finalists England and Switzerland will meet in Guimaraes on Sunday 9 June. The match will be starting at 15:00CET.

What does the winner get?

The winner will get a fetching 71cm-tall sterling silver trophy. The money on offer is:

€10.5m for Winners

€9.0m for Runners-up

€8.0m for Third place

€7.0m for Fourth place

2019 UEFA Champions League Final: Estadio Metropolitano

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final at Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid is at 21:00CET on Saturday 1 June.

Madrid is…

  • The capital of Spain.
  • The fourth most-visited city in Europe.
  • The sixth largest city in the UEFA area.
  • First named ‘Magerit’ in the middle ages, meaning ‘place of plentiful water’ in Arabic.
  • The birthplace of Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Penélope Cruz, Fernando Verdasco, and Raúl González.
  • Twinned with New York, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Rabat, and Tripoli, among others.
  • The second city to host the fifth European Cup final after London.

Where is it

In the middle of Spain, on the River Manzanares, Madrid is the largest city in the Iberian peninsula.

Getting to and around Madrid

The Estadio Metropolitano is not far from the busy Madrid–Barajas airport, while Madrid also offers an excellent high-speed rail service and good road links to France and Portugal. Moreover, it has a well-developed local transport network with such an extensive metro system and buses that it can be easily navigated without a car.

Estadio Metropolitano

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  • It is named in honor of Atlético’s home, the original Estadio Metropolitano, until 1966.
  • The stadium was newly-reconstructed to replace the Vicente Calderón as the home of Atlético Madrid, the three-time UEFA Europa League winners.
  • Estadio Metropolitano opened on 16 September 2017 when Atlético faced Málaga in the Liga with Antoine Griezmann having scored the first goal of the stadium in a 1-0 home win.
  • Located on the Avenida Luis Aragonés, that was named after Spain’s UEFA EURO 2008-winning coach, the stadium can contain around 68,000 people.
  • Built with environmental concerns in mind, Estadio Metropolitano’s LED lighting and solar panels help reduce energy consumption and recycled rainwater irrigates the pitch.
  • Located in the north-east of Madrid, it is easy to reach the stadium on subway line seven.

Football in Madrid

Supporters of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid make up more than half of all of Spain’s football fans, and they are also giants in European terms.

70 percent of the UK are watching Premier League title race

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The most exciting title race in years of Premier League has attracted some record-breaking television audiences all over the world, Sportsmail reveals.

While clubs such as Juventus are pushing for the formation of a European Super League in order to weaken the domestic leagues, the latest figures show that the appeal of English football has been greater than ever before.

The full season’s international figures are not yet in with the final weekend of fixtures to go; however, they are tracking a lot higher and in some territories around the world, the Premier League has achieved its highest audience for an individual match.

Interestingly, that appeal is not only limited to any single marquee fixture such as Liverpool versus Manchester United.

In India, it was that match, but in Brazil, it was Chelsea versus City, while in Canada, the Netherlands, and Denmark, it was Manchester City against Liverpool. It was United versus Huddersfield in Norway while Tottenham’s encounter with Wolves has attracted a record audience in South Korea.

Although live TV viewing figures have not reached record levels in the UK, there has been a notable 9% uplift on last season with about 70% of the total population watching Premier League across BT Sport, Sky, or the BBC’s Match of the Day.

With the fact that traditional TV viewing is in decline, Premier League finds this hugely encouraging.

Sky has had 16 matches with more than 2million audience this season, that is more than the past two seasons combined.

Richard Masters, the Interim Premier League chief executive, said that they always hoped the race for the title continued right up till the final day and Liverpool and Manchester City had delivered on that in some style.

Moreover, the Premier League claim that tickets sold is tracking at 95%, while their efforts have also played a part in the increasing of TV viewing. They have successfully blocked up to 175,000 illegal streams in the UK this season.