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FFF to use Saint-Etienne for Europa League final bid

A general view of Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The French Football Federation (FFF) will put forward Saint-Etienne as its bidder for the final of the 2022-23 Uefa Europa League, according to the city’s Mayor, Gaël Perdriaux.

Writing on Twitter, Perdriaux said the FFF will enter a bid to European football’s governing body using Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. If successful the game would be the first European club football final hosted by the home of Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Étienne.

Chelsea defeated English Premier League rival Arsenal 4-1 in the final of the 2018-19 Europa League at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

This season’s final will take place at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, while hosting rights to the 2020-21 game have been awarded to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville, Spain.