Warsaw gears up for Europa League final
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The National Stadium in Warsaw is set to host Wednesday's Europa League Final, with defending champions Sevilla going head to head with Ukrainian challengers Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Warsaw's National Stadium will be the key venue for the two-day NATO summit held in the Polish capital on 8,9 July. Photo: wikicommons/Wistula
The match will be transmitted in over 100 countries, with about 190 million viewers on the cards.
The stadium itself, which can manage 56,000 spectators, was raised for Euro 2012, which Poland co-hosted with Ukraine.
“Warsaw has everything it takes to make it a memorable final,” enthused former Polish goalie Jerzy Dudek, a UEFA ambassador for the showdown.
“It's part of the legacy of EURO 2012, the experience gained from that tournament is now paying off,” he added.
“At first, no one could believe we were hosting it, but the anticipation is rising every day – all the way to the final.
“There will be a great atmosphere in the city, in the fan zones and at the stadium. You can feel that something great is around the corner.”
Dnipro has reserved 9,600 tickets for its fans, while Sevilla has ordered 7,600. Polish fans have reserved about 8,000. Poles have one of their own to cheer on, as Sevilla's star midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is ready to help his team defend the title.
Spanish sports pundit Guillem Balague said last week that the Pole is “unquestionably one of the biggest reasons Sevilla are a good bet to regain the Europa League.”
Kick-off is at 8.45 pm local time. (nh)
Source: IAR, UEFA