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Helsinki will host the 2022 UEFA Super Cup

In 2023 Kazan Russia's Kazan Arena will be the venue
The Helsinki Olympic stadium will host the tournament. Photo: Jussi Hellsten/Helsinki-Marketing.
The Helsinki Olympic stadium will host the tournament. Photo: Jussi Hellsten/Helsinki-Marketing.
Helsinki will host the 2022 UEFA Super Cup

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup will be contested at Finland's Helsinki Olympic Stadium with the UEFA Executive Committee selecting Russia's Kazan Arena as the venue for the 2023 edition. Neither Helsinki nor Kazan have staged a major UEFA men’s final before.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium was the main venue when Finland staged the 1952 Olympics. The arena originally opened in 1938 with a view to staging the 1940 Olympics, but that event was cancelled due to the Second World War.

The venue closed for renovation in 2016 and is expected to be reopened in its new form later in 2020.

Kazan Arena is home to Rubin Kazan, who won the 2008 and 2009 Russian Premier League titles. The venue first opened in 2013, in time to stage the Summer Universiade, an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Later it was also chosen as one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, staging six games including France’s 4-3 win against Argentina in the round of 16, and Belgium's 2-1 quarter-final defeat of Brazil.

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