Andrey Shevchenko will play in the Ultimate Champions Tournament at the "Champions Festival" together with other football stars

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced the program of the "Festival of Champions", which will host guests in Kyiv from 24 to 27 May.

The Ultimate Champions Tournament, which fans are particularly looking forward to, will take place on May 25th. The Champions League stars of previous years Davor Schucker, Predrag Mijatovic, Steve Mcmanaman, Robbie Fowler, Andrey Shevchenko, Clarence Seedorf and Deco are ready to hit the field!

The Champions Festival is an annual event held in the city that hosts the UEFA Champions League finals among women's and men's teams. This year's Champions Festival in the center of Kyiv, on Khreshchatyk, will give you the opportunity to experience the true spirit of the Champions League in one of the best sports towns in the world and promises even more entertainment, music and football events from UEFA and partners than ever before.

The program of the festival

Football fans, Kyivans and guests of the city will find many interesting activities at the "Festival of Champions":

- Trophies of the men's and women's Champions League will arrive at the opening ceremony, which will start on May 24 at 10.40.

- Take a photo with the UEFA Champions League Cup among men until May 26 inclusive, and with the Champions League Cup among women - on the opening day, because in the evening on May 24 it will be the legal trophy of the winning team.

- On Friday at 16.00 witness the Ultimate Champions Tournament, where the stars of European football, who created its history, will play on a specially equipped field on Khreshchatyk.

- Visit the UEFA Champions Gallery to see the highlights of previous men's and women's finals.

- Meet the legends of the Champions League at one of the autograph sessions with the ambassadors of the tournament.

- Enjoy music from the best DJs and performers who will perform on stage.

- Watch world-class youth football at the adidas Young Champions Tournament on Friday.

- Test your strength in competitions with world-famous football freestylers in activations organized by UEFA Champions League partners.

- Come to the match on May 24 with the participation of the UEFA World Cup Foundation as part of the UEFA #EqualGame campaign.

- Win incredible prizes and buy UEFA Champions League souvenirs for the whole family.

The UEFA Champions League final will not be broadcast at the Champions Festival.

The program of the festival

Schedule of the "Festival of Champions"

Thursday, May 24: 11.00:23.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.

Friday, May 25: 11.00:23.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.

Saturday, May 26: 11.00:20.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.

Sunday, May 27: 11.00:21.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.

Among the brightest and most anticipated events is the Ultimate Champions Tournament, which is held annually during the Champions League. This year he promises to be even more exciting and spectacular, because four teams will compete in Kyiv, instead of two, as before, and even more football stars will appear on the field. The players will play in one of the four teams - in support of football clubs "Real" and "Liverpool", in the team of Champions League stars or the team of Andriy Shevchenko. On the field set directly at the Festival of Champions, teams of five players will play 30-minute matches, and the winners of the two semifinals will meet in the final.

The program of the festival

The Ultimate Champions Tournament, scheduled for May 25, will support the fans' sports fervor between the two major events. The day before, May 24, will become the famous winner of the UEFA Champions League final among women, and the next day, May 26, will be the final among men.

The ambassadors of both UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 finals, Andriy Shevchenko and Iya Andrushchak, will play in the Ukrainian team. The team will perform under the coaching supervision of world boxing stars Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko, who is currently the mayor of Kyiv.

Squad teams Ultimate Champions Tournament

Real Legends: Jerzy Dudek, Michele Salgado, Alvaro Arbeloa, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figu, Christian Karambe, Claude Makelele, Esteban Cambiasso, Predrag Mijatovic, Davor Schucker. Coach: Emilio Butrageno.

Legends of Liverpool: David James, Vladimir Schmicer, Patrick Berger, Steve McMahman, Jason McAteer, Louis Garcia, Robbie Fowler. Coach: Ian Rush.

"Shevchenko and friends": Alexander Shovkovsky, Iya Andrushchak, Clarence Seedorf, Sergey Rebrov, Andrey Shevchenko, Billy Wingruw (F2 freestyler), Jeremy Lynch (F2 freestyler). Coaches: Vitaliy and Vladimir Klitschko.

"Legends of the UEFA Champions League": Wind Bahia, Jose Bosingwa, Marcel Desai, Alex Scott, Deco, Hais Mendieta, Celia Shashich, Henrik Larsson, junior adidas champions. Coach: Rudd Gullit.

Tournament format: two semifinals, a match for third place and a final.

Match Schedule:

16.00 - 16.30 - first semifinal;

16.45 - 17.15 - second semifinal;

17.30 - 18.00 - match for the third place;

18.15 - 18.45 - final.

Access to the territory of the "Festival of Champions" is free.

The program of the festival

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The amount of media accredited to the Ultimate Champions Tournament is limited by the capacity of the site.

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