- Title: Cardiff prepares for Champions League final with security high on agenda
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ARMED POLICE OFFICERS OUTSIDE REAL MADRID'S HOTEL POLICE OFFICERS AND FANS OUTSIDE HOTEL ENTRANCE YOUNG FAN HOLDING CRISTIANO RONALDO BOOK VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS HOLDING LARGE BANNER VARIOUS OF YOUNG BOY HOLDING SOCCER BALL YOUNG BOY WEARING A CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID SHIRT / BOY PLAYING WITH OTHER BOY IN BLUE SHIRT POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING OVER TOP FANS RUNNING TO REAR ENTRANCE OF HOTEL AS REAL MADRID BUS ARRIVES REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE (BALD HEAD) ENTERS HOTEL FANS TRYING TO TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF REAL MADRID BUS AND SQUAD FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED AND WALES MIDFIELDER, RYAN GIGGS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH FANS BEFORE GOING INTO CAR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BANNERS HANGING IN STREET VARIOUS OF BANNERS IN STREET WITH CASTLE IN BACKGROUND REAL MADRID AND JUVENTUS SCARVES ON A STALL IN HIGH STREET
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 16:28
- Keywords: CARDIFF REAL MADRID V JUVENTUS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL31OF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Central Cardiff is the place to be on Friday (June 2) if you're a Juventus or Real Madrid fan.
The city will host the Champions League final on Saturday (June 3) and Cardiff is preparing to welcome up to 170,000 extra people over the weekend.
Real Madrid arrived at their hotel just 10 minutes from the National Stadium of Wales with armed police on patrol. There are nearly 600 armed officers in the Welsh capital for the match with a further 6,000 unarmed police being deployed.
Juventus, who are looking to dethrone the reigning champions and win their first Champions League title for 20 years, are staying at a hotel outside of the city.
On Saturday, the match kicks off at 1845 GMT.
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