UEFA deny reports of New York-based Champions League final


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has denied reports in Spain of ongoing talks to play the 2021 Champions League final in New York.

Spain's Champions League rights holder, Mediapro, are said to be "investigating the feasibility" of playing the final in the U.S. city, according to reports.

UEFA, European football's governing body, are set to decide next year where to stage the marquee club finale in 2021.

But Ceferin said in a statement: "This idea is currently not being discussed at all. UEFA has no plans to stage the Champions League final outside Europe."

Meanwhile, Spain is reportedly considering a bid to host the 2028 European Championship or the 2030 World Cup.

Spanish media reports say the idea was brought up on Thursday (AEST) in a meeting involving FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and football federation president Luis Rubiales.

Source AAP