William: My money is on Munich

The Duke of Cambridge has welcomed football officials from across Europe for Uefa's 37th annual congress in London. Prince William said he backs Bayern Munich to win tomorrow's Champions League Final at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund 2-0.

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Prince William: Champions League Final 'will inspire'

Prince William has said Wembley's staging of the Champions League final would inspire through its "excellence".

Addressing delegates at UEFA's 37th annual congress, the Duke of Cambridge declared himself "first and foremost" a football fan and expressed his pride that the country was hosting the Champions League final during the year of the 150th anniversary of the FA.

The Duke of Cambridge welcomes football officials from across Europe at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

"It is a great honour for us, the English FA, to host not just this prestigious congress, but of course - the real excitement - tomorrow's Champions League final.

"Events like tomorrow's match are hugely important because they inspire through their excellence.


Prince William to meet Blatter ahead of UEFA Congress

Before making his address to the UEFA congress Prince William will have a private meeting with president Michel Platini , Fifa president Sepp Blatter and FA chairman David Bernstein.

Prince William, David Cameron and David Beckham during England's failed 2018 World Cup bid. Credit: Matthew Childs/Action Images/POOL/PA Wire.

It is likely to be the first time the Duke has met Blatter since the royal played a role in England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, joining a delegation in Switzerland in 2010 which included David Cameron and David Beckham, but ultimately failed.

William is likely to make reference to the 150th anniversary of the formation of the FA, celebrated this year, in his speech.

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