AZƏRBAYCANA XOŞ GƏLMİSİNİZ
Organising the UEFA Europa League final is of great importance to the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) and the football community in our country. It’s a new excitement, a new joy and a new responsibility for us. The decision to host the final at the Baku Olympic Stadium is a positive assessment of the work the AFFA is doing to develop football in Azerbaijan, as well as the confidence and trust placed in us by UEFA.
We are grateful to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr Ilham Aliyev, who is the biggest supporter of large sports events in Azerbaijan and is always attentive to sports and athletes.
Organising this match is of special importance to Azerbaijan and the region in
helping increase the popularity of football and it will bring new friends to our capital. New horizons will be opened for people who are visiting our country for the first time and who don’t yet know our beautiful capital, which is growing and developing every day. We also believe that this event will give impetus to the development of football in our country.
The AFFA has a great tradition and experience of organising prestigious tournaments including the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the 2014 UEFA Futsal Cup finals and the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and hosting
this final will leave another positive legacy for football in our country.