President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena attended the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Football Association. The event was also attended by President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Aleksander Čeferin and prominent Ukrainian football players of different periods.
The President congratulated the Ukrainian Football Association on its anniversary, wished national football new victories and stressed that the state would support athletes.
"We congratulate all of you on this holiday. Football players, coaches, doctors, massage therapists, administrators, football officials, owners and managers of football teams, sports journalists, commentators and wonderful voices who announce the score during matches at Ukrainian stadiums. May this score always be in your favor," the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that next year it is planned to start the construction of the training base of the national football teams of Ukraine near Kyiv - children's, youth and women's teams.
The President noted that Ukraine has a positive experience in implementing European-level projects, including the finals of Euro 2012, qualifying football matches of the European Championship, the Champions League and the Europa League.
According to him, our country is also extremely interested in the possibility of holding a match for the UEFA Super Cup.
"We are ready to host the finals of the Europa League, the Conference League, the final of the League of Nations, the European Women's Championship. All this is not a dream. These are our plans and goals," the Head of State stressed.