News, Football | The Oslo City Council will give NFF millions for the European Championship work

The Nordic countries Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway will jointly apply to host the championship. Oslo City Council has set aside 26 million kroner in support of making the city and Ullevaal Stadium one of the main players in the playoffs.

In the first instance, they propose that the Norwegian Football Association receive 24 million for Oslo to be part of the Nordic host. In addition, 2 million will go to the municipality’s own expenses in connection with the championship.

A final application will be sent in October.

– Football is the world’s biggest sport, the world’s biggest girls’ sport and that also applies in Oslo. It’s time to lift these amazing athletes and role models. And it is time to prioritize them, says Oslo City Councilor Raymond Johansen (Labor Party) in a press release.

Good news

Football president Lise Klaveness is very pleased with the news.

– It is fantastic news that Oslo Municipality is with us in the work to get the European Championships for women in 2025. A European Championships that will be a boost for women’s football and all Norwegian football, she says.

– An international women’s championship in football in Norway will be able to contribute to strengthening the position of women’s football and reduce the differences between girls and boys in football, says the capital’s sports councilor Omar Samy Gamal (SV).

Prerequisite

It is already in the plans that three group games will be played at Ullevaal, in addition to a quarter final. It is also planned that three matches will be played at Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim.

In total, there are nine organizing cities in the four countries. The largest stadium is Friends Arena outside Stockholm. It houses 50,000 spectators.

The support presupposes that the Nordic countries are awarded the championship, and that Oslo Municipality, NFF and the European Football Association (Uefa) agree on conditions for the distribution of the municipal support.

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