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02.03.2020, 18:03

I.Metshin about the UEFA Super Cup: “We have once again confirmed the status of one of the world’s sport capitals”

The prestigious football event will take place in Kazan in 2023.

Kazan gained the right to stage the UEFA Super Cup in 2023. The match between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will take place at the Ak Bars Arena (Kazan Arena). “We have once again confirmed the status of one of the world's sports capitals” - Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, commented on the news from Amsterdam.

“For the first time, the UEFA Super Cup will be staged in Russia, in Kazan. We are proud of this, genuinely joyed and committed to hold an unforgettable UEFA Super Cup,”- the head of the city said. He thanked everyone who supported Kazan's bid to host this prestigious football event – the UEFA Executive Committee, the Russian Government, and the Russian Football Union. I.Metshin emphasized that the victory of Kazan for the right to stage the tournament was not easy – the Tatarstan capital had very strong competitors: Helsinki, Minsk, Belfast and Tirana.

According to the Mayor, Kazan has everything for holding world-class competitions: a modern stadium for 45 000 spectators, a developed hospitality industry, volunteers and fans, and a great love for football and sports in general.

The Tatarstan capital has already hosted international events – the 2013 Universiade, the 2015 World FINA Championships, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “We are proud that participants, officials, experts and fans appraised highly the organization of these super events, - said I.Metshin. - Apparently, all this formed the basis for the decision. Kazan is a football city, and Russia is a football country. After the World Cup, we proved it”.

“The UEFA Super Cup is a legendary event where the best European football teams contest. It is honorable, exciting, and very responsible to become a part of this history! I am sure that many Russian fans share these emotions with us,” - I.Metshin shared his impressions. “There is no doubt that the UEFA Super Cup will give a new impetus to the city's development”, - he added.

For information, the UEFA Executive Committee made a decision to stage the 2023 Super Cup in Kazan during the meeting in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

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