The stadium, which was awarded "Elite status" four months ago by European football´s governing body, beat off competition from London´s Wembley and the Olympiastadion in Berlin to be awarded the final by UEFA´s Executive Committee.
A statement on Madrid´s website, www.realmadrid.com, read: "The award of this final reaffirms the presence of Real Madrid in the international Institutions."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms