Ceferin ends Platini's policy on trophy presentations

Ruben Hill
May 19, 2017

John Petter, CEO BT Consumer, said: "Making the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League available for free to everyone in the United Kingdom shows that BT really is serious about making sport much more accessible to the public".

Realistically, Arsenal are set to miss out on Champions League football for the first time in two decades but Cech insists the Europa League should not be underestimated by the club next season.

"Obviously I would rather be in the Champions League, that's for sure", he told Sky Sports.

So to those to which this post applies - break out the tortillas, crack open a can or three, and slouch back in the armchair with a smile, safe in the knowledge that European football is indeed coming home to the laptop without a penny needed to be spent.except during the ad breaks after a few too many beers.

The Champions League final pits two heavyweights of the game in Europe against one another as Zinedine Zidane vies to become the first manager to retain the trophy in its current format in just his second season at the helm of the Bernabeu club.

The finals will kick-off this year on Wednesday 24 May with Manchester United's quest for European glory in the UEFA Europa League final against Dutch legends Ajax in Stockholm.

If not, the North London outfit will have to settle for a spot in the second tiered European competition rather than the Champions League, of which they have qualified for in the past 21 years. BT Sport is the host broadcaster for the clash between Real Madrid and Juventus on June 3rd, from Cardiff's National Stadium of Wales. It will be posted up on YouTube as well as BT's app and website, where you'll be able to switch between different camera angles to get the best view. From the 2018/19 season BT Sport will enhance its social media coverage to reach new audiences, by making clips, weekly highlights, UEFA's magazine show, and both finals available for free on social media. Even if BT ends up making the Champions League final match location-restricted on its YouTube channel, this is a minor problem for anyone who knows how to change their IP address via proxy and so forth.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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