The reason why the 2021-2022 Champions League Final is written ‘Peace’

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Champions League Final 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 Champions League final will be played between Real Madrid and Liverpool on Saturday, May 28 at the Stade de France, in the city of Saint-Denis. The UCL final ball will not be sold. Check out here why the 2021-2022 Champions League Final ball is labeled ‘Peace’.

Champions League Final 2021-2022
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At Champions League it is the best club level tournament in world football. Since the 1999 edition, thirty-two teams have participated, with UEFA’s recent decision, 36 teams will compete in the 2024-2025 edition, but only one team has been crowned champions.

The 2021-2022 Champions League final will be played in between Real Madrid and Liverpool Saturday, May 28 at 12:00 (PT) / 14:00 (CT) / 15:00 (ET). Stade de Francelocated in the city of Saint-Denis, will be the place El Merengue will have the opportunity to conquer UCL fourteen or for Liverpool the same AC Milan with seven wins.

Of course each Champions League final is unique and, therefore, Adidas designed a ball that would only be used in matches between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Why the 2021-2022 Champions League final ball has “QUIET” written in the middle?

This is why the 2021-2022 Champions League Final is written ‘Peace’

After previously invading Ukraine in the aftermath of a war that had begun in February, the sport has united in its crackdown on violent acts. And in the most important match of the season, the event will get harmony through the ball that will be used on the field at the Stade de France.

So in the middle of the ball it can be read “MIR / PEACE”. In this context, Adidas explains the reasons for using the word: “Put on a ball in bold as a statement from UEFA, ‘мир’ in Cyrillic can be translated as ‘peace’, which is above the word in English-PEACE. The ball is designed to carry a message of peace, belonging, and hope. a simple one that will be passed from player to player with each kick of the ball and beyond the Stade de France to the farthest corner of the world. The larger ball design looks colorless, featuring pure white panels to symbolize ceasefire and unity “.

The design was to demonstrate support for those affected by the war and show opposition to the war. You have to remember that the Champions League Final was originally scheduled to be played St. Petersburg, Russiabut because of the Russian invasion, UEFA decided to move the final to France.

The UCL final ball will not be sold. However, the match ball will be auctioned after the game with the outcome to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help protect people forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution.