AS Roma faces Feyenoord in the final of the 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League at Air Albania Stadium in Tirana on Wednesday, May 25 (5/25/2022) at 3 p.m. ET.
The game will be broadcast on TUDN in the United States, but the English-language live broadcast will be exclusive to the Paramount+ streaming service.
One of these teams will walk away with the first ever UEFA Europa Conference League Champion title, as this marks the culmination of the inaugural season of the competition. The title also guarantees the winner a berth in the following UEFA Europa League, but both of these teams have already qualified for that league by virtue of their national league placement.
Feyenoord eliminated Marseille with an aggregate score of 3-2 following their 0-0 draw earlier in the month. Roma eked out a 1-0 win after their leg 1 draw to eliminate Leicester City and advance. Feyenoord is undefeated in the competition so far.
Here’s how to watch.
What: UEFA Europa Conference League final
Who: AS Roma vs. Feyenoord
When: Wednesday, May 25
Where: Air Albania Stadium, Tirana, Albania
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Channel Finder: Verizon Fios, XFinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV, Dish
Live stream: fuboTV, Paramount+, DirecTV Stream
Cable subscribers with access to TUDN can login on TUDN.com with their cable credentials to enjoy a free live stream of the game.
Cord cutters can sign up for trials of fuboTV or Paramount+ to enjoy free broadcasts for a limited time. As a reminder, Paramount+ is the only place to find an English-language live stream of the game.
Where can I watch locally?
Wolff’s Biergarten, at 106 Montgomery St in Syracuse, always has games on. See a schedule of soccer showing at Wolff’s on their website.
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DraftKings has AS Roma at +130 to win, and Feyenoord at +200.
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Preview by The Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — In a season when soccer violence has made an ugly comeback, a potential menace hangs over Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final between Dutch club Feyenoord and Italy’s Roma in the Albanian capital of Tirana.
Up to 100,000 fans are expected to travel despite each club being allocated only 4,000 tickets for the inaugural final of the third-tier European tournament, which was designed to give smaller clubs a shot at a continental competition.
Feyenoord and Roma are storied clubs with big fan bases, and notorious violent elements among their support.
The final is set to be played just days after a weekend of violence at games capped a season-long resurgence of it.
Fighting and tear gas marred the Greek Cup final on Saturday, with a player allegedly hit by a chunk of cement thrown from the crowd during Panathinaikos’ 1-0 win over PAOK Thessaloniki.
In Croatia, police and Hajduk Split fans clashed on a major highway later Saturday. The violence escalated when a convoy of more than 260 cars and buses was transporting Hajduk Split fans under police escort after their team lost 3-1 to Dinamo Zagreb. Split’s Torcida Ultras had earlier clashed with bitter rivals from Zagreb’s Bad Blue Boys group.
On Sunday, Manchester City issued an apology for what it described as an assault on Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen during a field invasion by City fans celebrating the club’s Premier League title.
Elsewhere, supporters of from Italian clubs La Spezia and Napoli fought with sticks in the stadium and then continued in the streets and, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, some Rudar Prijedor fans attacked their own players after a 5-2 defeat.
The violence has been escalating, perhaps because of frustration unleashed following the end of lockdown restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hooligans from Feyenoord were reportedly among those who clashed heavily with police in Rotterdam during a November riot against coronavirus restrictions.
There have been numerous pitch invasions and fights inside stadiums in countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands and Slovakia.
Last September, the Europa League game between Marseille and Turkish club Galatasaray was interrupted after rival fans threw flares and firecrackers at each other. Rival fans fought inside Stade Velodrome after fulltime and Marseille supporters then clashed outside with police.
In January, England’s football policing lead Mark Roberts said arrests across the top five English leagues were the highest in years. An alarming increase in recent pitch invasions culminated with a Premier League coach kicking a fan as he was goaded when trying to cross the field.
In February, Greek authorities promised to toughen rules governing supporters’ associations in the wake of a fatal attack involving a 19-year-old man who was attacked by a gang of youths in Thessaloniki.
Two months later, PAOK played in Marseille, where local supporters confronted PAOK’s Ultras outside their hotel on the eve of the match. PAOK supporters clashed violently with riot police and rival fans threw projectiles and flares at each other throughout the game.
More disorder followed three weeks ago, when hundreds of Feyenoord supporters were involved in frenzied brawls with their Marseille counterparts before the return leg of their semifinal encounter.
Marseille supporters even praised Feyenoord on a Twitter forum for arriving without any police protection, and one of Feyenoord’s hooligan groups described the events with twisted humor.
“Two fantastic days and nights in Marseille,” the post read. “Attacks can be expected from many corners of the streets. A very recommendable city for a good away day.”
Many Feyenoord fans arrived without tickets in Marseille for the May 5 match, making it harder to police. There were clashes in Germany the same night at the Europa League semifinal between Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham.
Violence often occurs the night before matches, when there’s less police around, then continues as more fans arrive. On May 18, there were shocking scenes in Sevilla’s city center when Frankfurt took on Scottish club Rangers.
Several hundred Frankfurt fans attacked a few dozen Rangers supporters outside a bar.
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