The Aviva Stadium will host the 2024 Europe League final, UEFA has confirmed.

It will be the second time that the stadium on Lansdowne Road has hosted the competition's showpiece match after the 2011 decider between Porto and Braga.

Dublin had originally been included as a host city for Euro 2020 but the ongoing restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the fixtures couldn't take place at the stadium.

St Petersburg took the Group E games, while Wembley Stadium in London played host to the last-16 encounter.

Bilbao, which was also supposed to host games in Euro 2020, has been awarded the Women's Champions League final in 2024 and the Europa League final the following year.

FAI CEO Jonathan Hill said: "This is really positive news, not just for Dublin but for Ireland as we prepare to host such a major football event and showcase the Aviva Stadium and Irish hospitality to the world in 2024

"We were all disappointed when the Covid-19 pandemic saw the four UEFA EURO 2020 games moved away from Dublin so this really is something to look forward to just three years from now.

"The 2024 UEFA Europa League final will be a landmark event with huge economic benefits for Dublin and for Ireland along with the boost it will give our game in the build-up to the final."

Meanwhile, Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium will host the Champions League final in 2023, UEFA has announced.

The Turkish venue had been due to stage European club football’s showpiece match in 2020 and 2021 but UEFA was forced to make changes in both years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lisbon took over as host for a final-eight 'mini-tournament’ last year and this May’s all-English encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City was switched to Porto at short notice.

As a result of the latest change, Munich’s Allianz Arena will now host the final in 2025 rather than 2023. The 2024 final will remain at Wembley while next year’s encounter is due to be played in St Petersburg.

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