100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Get all your news in one place
Latest Sport news:
Fitness queen transforming mums' lives
After discovering first-hand the importance of mums keeping fit, Brooke Tuatao has created a unique fitness programme changing the lives of…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Why Monaco could be "quite sketchy" for 2022 F1 cars
The Monaco GP is always the biggest challenge that Formula 1 drivers and teams face, and anyone who gets through…
Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal: Gunners to step up move for Man City striker after Mikel Arteta chooses top target
Arsenal will step up their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus after Mikel Arteta made the Manchester City striker his top forward…
Celtics Inch Closer to Finals With Win in a Game 5 to Forget
Boston’s dominance in a gritty victory all but ensured this series will end in its return to TD Garden.
Tearful Mourinho Hails Conference League 'History' for Roma
Jose Mourinho said that he and Roma had made history after winning the Europa Conference League on Wednesday, the club's…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Aprilia retains Espargaro and Vinales for 2023 MotoGP season
Aprilia has signed Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales to new contracts for the 2023 MotoGP season, Autosport has learned.
F1 tech: Monaco's most mad-cap design ideas
Formula 1 fans have this week been ruing the absence of the Monaco Grand Prix from the calendar.

Aleksander Ceferin talks with Jurgen Klopp after Champions League final tickets criticism

By Jamie Gardner
REUTERS

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has spoken to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp following the German's criticism over how Champions League final tickets are allocated and said "it's the system that works".

Klopp gave his backing to Liverpool fans' group Spirit of Shankly last week after the organisation accused Uefa of "ripping off" supporters wishing to attend the showpiece match against Real Madrid in Paris later this month.

There are 75,000 tickets available but each club has received just 19,618, while a further 12,000 were put on general sale via a ballot which closed last month, with the remainder going to the Uefa 'family' of sponsors and officials.

More than one-fifth of Liverpool's allocation (categories one and two) will cost between £410 and £578. Almost 56 per cent are priced at £125, with nearly a quarter £50.

Klopp said last week: "It is absolutely not right, but it happens everywhere. It doesn't make it better, just in this specific case you are not only paying more than last time for a ticket, but you only get 50 per cent of the tickets and the rest goes to people who pay thousands and thousands for the tickets."

Ceferin and Klopp are understood to have each other's numbers, and the Slovenian said: "I explained the same thing to one of the coaches of the two (finalist) teams a couple of days ago and I can do it here. I explained it to him a bit more and took much more time because I went through every single number.

"From the revenues from the finals, Uefa gets 6.5 per cent and 93.5 per cent goes to the clubs. From the other matches 100 per cent of the revenues goes to the clubs.

"Fans of both teams get 20,000 tickets each. If sponsors that pay 100 or more million euros sponsorship - of which 93.5 per cent goes to the same clubs - get some tickets, it's part of a contractual obligation that we have.

"Uefa doesn't get more tickets than the others. Some tickets go to the market, some tickets go to the fans and some go to the partners. It's not Uefa. I'm not giving tickets for free to my friends or selling to my friends.

"It's the system that works, and clubs couldn't function differently.

"For us, not much will change if all the tickets will be 10 euros, but it will change a lot for the clubs. A lot."

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.