The UEFA Cup final played on Wednesday 18 May 2005 in Lisbon, has once again highlighted the fight against racism in football. UEFA sent out a powerful message via its ‘Unite against racism’ perimeter advertising at the match between Sporting and CSKA Moscow at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Additionally, the official match programme carried a prominent feature about joint efforts of FARE and UEFA to eliminate racism from the game.
In the run-up to the Champions League final in Istanbul, UEFA introduced a new section on anti-racism on their official web-site www.uefa.com. A series of features dealing with the question of racism are being published in seven different languages.