The Albanian Football Association brings to Albania a great European final! "Air Albania Stadium" will welcome the final of the "Conference League" in 2022! The UEFA Executive Committee met today through a video conference and made a historic decision for Albania!
The final of the "UEFA Conference League", the newest European club tournament that will start next season, will take place at the national stadium "Air Albania" in 2022!
This is the first time in the history of Albanian sport that the country hosts a European final of this importance. The news was delivered by the press office of the Albanian Football Association.
''Three December 2020, another historic date for football and for Albania! The UEFA Executive Committee decided to entrust the AFA with the organization of the first final of the newest European competition "UEFA Conference League" in 2022 at the "Air Albania" stadium.
This is an important event for football, Tirana and Albania! We should all be proud of that. It is also a precious gift for Albania and Albanians, who can finally enjoy after many past difficulties from the earthquake to the Covid-19 pandemic we are experiencing. We hope that this news will pave the way for other positive news for Albanians.
I would like to thank the AFA administration for completing hundreds of application forms, questionnaires and dossiers, showing professionalism, seriousness and dedication and convincing the EC members.
I want to thank all those who believed in us. But this is a big day for everyone.
I would like to thank on this occasion, the leaders and members of the UEFA Executive Committee, for the support and trust they have given us.
I want to guarantee that we will do our best for a perfect organization of the final. Albania and Albanians stand out for their hospitality, which they will have the opportunity to demonstrate even more in this case.
We welcome you in Tirana with great pleasure in May 2022!'' - writhes President Duka in his message.