With 100 days to go until the UEFA Champions League Final is played, a dedicated microsite has been launched to provide football fans from around the world with exclusive features, news, and information for May's showpiece in Istanbul, Turkey.
By going onto https://uclfinal.tff.org fans will get information on the host city, the stadium, iconic locations and tourism attractions. Fans will be offered ideas to make their trip to Istanbul unforgettable, including details of a four-day UEFA Champions League Final festival taking place in the build up to the Final. This site is an initiative from the Turkish Football Federation which is looking forward to organizing another final on May 30.
As the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 made its return, the first in a series of exclusive interviews has now been published. Former Turkish international player Hamit Altintop, a 2010 finalist with Bayern Munich, shares his match-day experiences, and what hosting the 2019 Final will mean for Istanbul and Turkish football.
The Final itself will be held in the transformed Atatürk Olympic Stadium which famously hosted Liverpool's dramatic comeback victory over AC Milan in 2005.
TFF Vice-President and UEFA Executive Committee member, Servet Yardımcı said:
"The Turkish Football Federation is proud to host the prestigious UEFA Champions League Final for the second time in our history and we have been working diligently to ensure that it will be an unforgettable occasion, much like the last Final we hosted in 2005.
"Turkey is a country that is passionate about football and our city will once again be at the centre of the football world on 30th May when the two best teams in Europe meet at the renovated Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.
"We will welcome all football fans with open arms and will make sure that they feel at home in that city that is a melting pot of various people and cultures."
To read all about this year's UEFA Champions League Final, visit the microsite here https://uclfinal.tff.org