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​FA has ambitions to host Champions League final in 2023

The Football Association could bid to host the Champions League final in 2023, according to confidential UK Sport documents obtained by the BBC.

The game is one of a number of "hosting targets" and a "strategic priority".

UK Sport says it is "actively considering the feasibility of mega events in a number of other sports".

The funding agency has announced it is investing almost £30m over the next eight years "to maintain the country's position as a world-leading host of major sporting events".

Wembley Stadium hosted the Champions League final in 2011 and 2013, and will stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.

The FA declined to comment, but has already announced plans to bid for the 2021 Uefa European Women's Championships, which is also listed in the documents as a "hosting target".

It is understood the FA would like to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wembley in 2023 by hosting the final of Europe's premier club competition.

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