2019 UEFA Europa League Final

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2019 UEFA Europa League Final
2019 UEL Final identity.jpg
The final's identity
Event2018–19 UEFA Europa League
Date29 May 2019 (2019-05-29)
VenueOlympic Stadium, Baku
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA Europa League Final will be the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, the 48th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019.[1] Starting from this season, the Europa League final will be played in the same week as the Champions League final.[2]

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the third-placed team of the 2018–19 Ligue 1, the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[3][4]

In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution will be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes has been increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time has also been changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.[5] The match will also be the first fixture (and final) of the Europa League to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.[6]

Host selection[edit]

For the first time ever, an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup).[7][8] Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 6 June 2017.

UEFA announced on 3 February 2017 that six associations expressed interest in hosting,[9] and confirmed on 7 June 2017 that three associations submitted bids for the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final:[10]

Bidding associations for 2019 UEFA Europa League Final
Country Stadium City Capacity Notes
 Azerbaijan Baku Olympic Stadium Baku 69,870 Also bid for 2019 UEFA Champions League Final
 Spain Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Seville 42,500
 Turkey Vodafone Park Istanbul 41,903 Also bid for 2019 UEFA Super Cup

The following associations expressed interest in hosting but eventually did not submit bids:

The bid evaluation report was published by UEFA on 14 September 2017.[12] The Baku Olympic Stadium was selected as the venue by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 September 2017.[13][1]

Venue[edit]

The Olympic Stadium in Baku will host the final

This is the first European club competition final to be held in Azerbaijan. The stadium has also been chosen as one of the host venues of UEFA Euro 2020.[14]

Pre-match[edit]

Final identity[edit]

The final identity was unveiled on 31 August 2018 at the group stage draw.[15]

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, which will be held on 15 March 2019 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[16]

TBD v TBD

Match rules[17]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Madrid to host UEFA Champions League Final 2019". UFEA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League Final 2019 to be played on 29 May". UEFA. 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Champions League and Europa League changes next season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Additional fine-tuning of club competition regulations for 2018/19 onwards". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "VAR to be used in UEFA Champions League knockout phase". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  8. ^ "UEFA club competition finals 2019: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
  9. ^ "15 associations interested in hosting 2019 club finals". UEFA. 3 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Ten associations bidding to host 2019 club finals". 7 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Europa-League-Finale 2019: DFB bewirbt sich mit Stuttgart". Kicker. 7 April 2017.
  12. ^ "UEFA Club Competition Finals 2019 Evaluation Report" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  13. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting". UEFA.com. 7 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Baku to host 2019 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA.com. 20 September 2017.
  15. ^ "UEFA Europa League final identity unveiled for Baku 2019". UEFA.com. 31 August 2018.
  16. ^ "2018/19 Europa League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  17. ^ "2018/19 UEFA Europa League regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.

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