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AP Interview: UEFA open to Champs League final beyond Europe

NYON, Switzerland (AP) The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Ceferin said he will revive an open bidding process for the right to host the climax to the European club season and is open to the game being staged in New York.

"Iit might be an idea in future but we have to speak about it," Ceferin said, highlighting how travel times across Europe can be as long as flights to the United States. "To go from Portugal to Azerbaijan for example is almost the same or the same as if you go to New York. For the fans it's no problem but we should see. It's a European competition so let's think about it."