Athens to host Champions League group stage draw and UEFA awards ceremony in October

Athens will host the ceremony for the UEFA Player of the Year Award in October, along with the draws for the European Cups' group stages for the 2020-2021 season, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Wednesday.

The executive committee of European soccer's governing body convened on Wednesday to discuss how this season's European competitions will be completed, as well as planning ahead of the following season, to begin far later than usual.

In a statement on Wednesday afternoon Petsas revealed that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at Kallithea will host the annual event for the UEFA Player of the Year Award and other awards, plus the all-important draws of the lucrative group stages of the Champions League and the Europa League.

"The choice of Greece by UEFA constitutes a vote of confidence in our country, as this will be the first...

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