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Just think if it could have been held in Melbourne Australia at the MCG on the other side of the world, 100,000+ real Arsenal and Chelsea fans (most who very rarely see the teams live - some not for 30 years) providing an atmosphere that would surpass Wembley. We’re already in Eurovision, perhaps it’s time for UEFA too? After all we’re ethnically far more European than the Azerbaijanis.
Hulya, Tukan, Fuad, Nurlan..the same?Just because Azer and surrounding states have become westernised and adopted European style politics to move themselves away from their repressive past does not move them geographically. Yes you're in the European Song contest and UEFA have invited you to their fold because of your oil riches, but the continents do not move with it.You're ASIAN,end of!!
News coming in now that they opened the gates at half time so that the locals could get in free because they were so embarrassed at the sight of all the empty seats on TV. So much for safety concerns! Typical UEFA, complete fiasco.
Meanwhile back in Madrid eh eh
Armenian athletes have repeatedly participated in competitions held in Azerbaijan. They are pleased with Azerbaijan. And there is no need to slander. Do not politicize sports
@828. Posted by Nurlan GalandarliYo Nagorno-Karabakh is Amenian!
Problem with Baku is that when there is a tourist around the people try to rip you off ! For all it’s trying to lure people to visit , it’s a poor country where the locals have nothing and only the elite have money. I wonder how much the oil rich minority paid to get this final?
After this farce of two London teams playing a local derby 3000 miles away, if UEFA had any thought for the fans they would have cancelled Baku & played it at Wembley. But of course they don't . In future any final played between 2 teams from the same country should automatically have the game played in their country for the sake of the ordinary fans.
Azerbaijan hosted one more international event - the UEFA final match successfully. The world media spoke about the positive realities of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan once again demonstrated its ability to hold any international event at the high level
GB is not continental Europe, and to get to the most European capitals takes 2-3 hour. And Europe are 44 countries. So some of them are far away and to fly there will take 4-5 hours from London. For a lot Europeanclubs fly to Baku (really beautiful city) will take same 2-2.5 hours. So, i understand it is not easy for British, but this European competition and must be equal 4 all nations!
In a sport where victory is predicated more by the size of the budget than anything else, the shock at the staging of this is surprising.
Oil have to think about it :/
Western democrats politicized their sport for their ugly purposes, but the Azerbaijani government pursued a well-planned policy, all security forces worked in a reinforced regime.
Even though the Europa League Final match in Baku has caused a variety of provocations the final match of the Europa League was held at the highest level in Baku. Azerbaijan has done its best to make this historic day remarkable and unforgettable
Azerbaijan is in the South-Eastern Europe. South Caucasus is where Europe joins Asia. Azerbaijan did well as a host country. For those who whine about the distance: Don't be lazy! Expand your horizons! Azerbaijan is a very interesting place to travel and discover.
Seats for Arsenal fans started to empty when it became obvious that the team didn't have a chance to win. Most of the stadium remained full till the very end. This game once again confirmed that UEFA's choice was right and Baku is a great place for big events.
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