Wales

Champions League: 'Legacy' pitch for Grangetown

New pitch in Grangetown
Image caption Grange Gardens was chosen by UEFA, Cardiff council and the FAW

A new five-a-side pitch has been unveiled in Cardiff to create a "lasting legacy" after the Champions League Final.

Juventus face Real Madrid in Saturday's sell-out game at Cardiff's renamed National Stadium of Wales.

Grange Gardens in Grangetown was chosen for the pitch by UEFA, Cardiff council and the Football Association of Wales.

Wales legend Ian Rush praised the facility, saying it would help get more kids into football.

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Media captionChampions League legacy pitch could create 'Bale of future'

The 2017 UEFA Champions League final ambassador said it was important to have facilities in the inner city to give young people the "best chance possible".

He added: "Somewhere like this you go in with a positive, but where you've got muddy pitches and all that, you go in with a negative."

Rush said the next big football superstar could come from the area, adding: "We all came from places like this but unfortunately we didn't have these facilities."

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