NYON - Wembley Stadium will
stage the 2013 Champions League final two years after hosting
this season's showpiece match between Barcelona and Manchester United
because of "exceptional circumstances," UEFA said on Thursday.
The decision, taken unanimously by the European governing
body's executive committee, was made to mark the English FA's
150th anniversary, UEFA president Michel Platini told reporters.
"This may seem exceptional but I think it was important for
us to respect this anniversary of our game," said Platini. "If
we don't know our past, we don't know our future," he added.
"The Football Association is the oldest of all the national
football associations," he added, describing 2013 as "an
exceptional moment in our beautiful game.
"We will also celebrate 150 years of the Laws of the Game,
we felt it was our duty at UEFA to help the FA celebrate in some
Wembley staged this year's final, which Barcelona won 3-1,
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