Juventus and Real Madrid will do battle in Cardiff for the title of UEFA Champions League winner 2017.
“These are two clubs and cities who already have a rich footballing affinity with Wales, sharing with us a love for footballing greats John Charles, Ian Rush, John Toshack and Gareth Bale, to name a few. “But for many fans, this will be their first visit to Wales and they will find a country ready and determined to deliver a well-organised and well-resourced event - a real celebration of football both inside and outside our capital city. The excitement across Wales is palpable. “For a city and country of our size to be chosen to host such a prestigious event is unprecedented and builds on our success in hosting the Ryder Cup, Ashes and NATO amongst many others, further cementing our standing as world class hosts. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for people across the world to see what Wales can deliver, whilst providing hundreds of thousands the opportunity to sample our excellent tourism, produce and business offering. “Croeso. Welcome. Bienvenido. Benvenuto. We are ready and excited to host the biggest sporting event of the year and look forward to players and supporters of these two great clubs joining us for the sporting showpiece of 2017.”