Kyiv mayor to present his city at UEFA Champions League semi-final draw in Switzerland
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko will represent Ukraine's capital as the host venue of this year's UEFA Champions League Final at the semi-final draw, which will take place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on April 21.
Kyiv UEFA Champions League Final ambassador, a top football player and the current Ukrainian national team coach Andriy Shevchenko will help conduct the draw along with the former Roma captain Francesco Totti and UEFA officials, the mayor's press service reports.
Leading European sports TV channels as well Ukrainian Football 1 Channel will be providing live coverage of the ceremony. The first legs will be on April 24 and 25, with the returns on May 1 and 2. The final will be played at the Olimpyiskiy stadium in Kyiv on May 26.
Mayor Klitschko is expecting over 100,000 fans to attend the Champions League Final and the city plans to set up some fan zones for them.
Klitschko has repeatedly declared that the city authorities will use the experience of the Eurovision 2017 song contest to demonstrate what a success the city will make of hosting such a grand international event.