Updates: 05.10.2021 18:25
Released: 05.10.2021, 18:25
Prague – Prague will compete with Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Northern Ireland and Slovakia for the organization of the finals of the European Conference League in 2023. If the Czech capital succeeded with the candidacy, the match would take place at most of the stadium in the country in Eden.
“I believe that we will build on the successful organization of the UEFA Super Cup 2013 and the European Under-21 Championship in 2015. We will create a team that will prepare an offer. Based on this experience, we believe that we have a great chance to succeed. We will do everything to ensure that the final match is played in Prague in Eden, “said FACR Secretary General Michal Valtr at a press conference after today’s meeting of the FACR Executive Committee.
According to the chairman of the FACR, Petr Fousek, it will be necessary to make an effort to get Prague to organize. “But at UEFA we have another dimension, and that is Prague and our Czech hospitality. Whether it was the UEFA Super Cup or the final of the European Under-21 Championship, we did very well in terms of organization. In addition, Prague has what it takes, in all aspects that accompany football. It is our advantage, “said Fousek.
The European Conference League was formed as the third UEFA Cup competition after the Champions League and the European League. In the current premiere season, Prague’s Slavia and Jablonec also play in the main stages. The final of the first year will take place on May 25 in Tirana.
Today, the FACR Executive Committee approved the final statement for the European Summer Championships, at which the Czech footballers advanced to the quarterfinals. Revenues reached 441 million crowns and expenditures 381 million. “We use the profit of 60 million crowns to co-finance youth teams,” said Fousek.
Four representatives of the FACR are now, after approval by the UEFA Executive Committee, members of the UEFA expert commissions. Fousek is on the committee of national associations, Valtr on the committee of national teams, Martin Procházka on the legislative committee and Otakar Mestek on the youth committee. Rudolf Řepka (disciplinary commission), Jiří Vrba (nominee of the Association of European Football Clubs in the media commission) and Libor Sionko (football commission) also remain members of the commissions.
“We have announced that we want to send our position to FIFA and UEFA. We consider the fact that I and the Secretary-General are in the two commissions, which are considered one of the strongest in UEFA, to be a diplomatic success,” Fousek said. Dagmar Damková is still on the UEFA Jury. “However, we have asked that it not be part of the quota for the FACR,” added Fousek, who will meet with Valtra on 20 October with UEFA officials, President Alexander Ceferin and Secretary General Theodor Theodoridis.