Moscow to host Champions League final on natural grass

October 5, 2006
MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The 2008 Champions League final, to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, will be played on natural grass, Russian soccer officials said on Thursday.

'At UEFA's request the final will be played on natural grass,' Vyacheslav Koloskov, a member of European governing body UEFA's executive committee and honorary president of the Russian Football Union, told local media. 'So we will have the new grass turf laid out at least two months before the May final.'

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