Rap Icon Jay Z Expected To Be At Wembley To Support Vinicius Junior In UEFA Champions League Final

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Shawn Corey Carter, famously known as Jay Z, is expected to be at Wembley on Saturday, June 1, 2024, for the UEFA Champions League final.

Wembley Stadium, which is situated in London, will host the 2024 Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

Rap icon, Jay Z, is expected to be at the venue of the monumental affair to support Brazil and Los Blancos star Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius Jr is signed under Jay Z’s agency Roc Nation Sports, and he will likely be in action for Real Madrid in the final against Borussia Dortmund.

Jay Z In UEFA Champions League Final

Confirming the presence of Jay Z for the epic clash, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano put out a post on his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) which reads:

“Jay Z is expected to attend the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley to support Vinicius Júnior.

“Roc Nation Sports represents Vini Jr among many stars and Jay Z will travel to support Vinicius in UCL final, crucial step also for his Ballon d’Or dream.”

Real Madrid are chasing a record 15th UEFA Champions League title, and they will be banking on players like Vinicius Jr to lead them to glory.

Los Merengues also have their sights on securing a fifth league and Europe double if they defeat Edin Terzic’s side in the final.

The La Liga champions topped Group C with a clean slate of 6 wins from 6, exiting the group with 18 points and that saw them move into the last 16.

They subsequently edged RB Leipzig in the round of 16, before securing hard-fought wins over Manchester City and Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and semifinals respectively.

Despite Real Madrid Being Favorites, Borussia Dortmund Cannot Be Written Off

Real Madrid are odds-on favorites going into the encounter, however, Borussia Dortmund cannot be ruled out due to the mesmeric display in the competition this campaign.

They didn’t have a great domestic season, exiting the DFB-POKAL in the round of 16, whilst also ending the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign in 5th position.

However, as earlier indicated, Edin Terzic’s side have experienced contrasting fortunes in Europe, as the German side topped a group that housed AC Milan, Newcastle United, and Paris Saint Germain.

Borussia Dortmund afterwards battered PSV Eindhoven 3-1 in the round of 16, before battling hard to secure an aggregate win over Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.

The Black and Yellows then picked up a 2-0 win over Paris Saint Germain in the last 4 (semifinals).

It will be interesting to see the team that would be triumphant on the day, in what is expected to be a highly combative Champions League final.

Vinicius Jr’s Ballon d’Or Dream?

Meanwhile, Vinicius Jr’s form this campaign has put him amongst the favorites for the Ballon d’Or award.

The 23-year-old has been influential in Real Madrid’s success this campaign, helping them secure the La Liga title.

Vini Jr has also delineated his brilliance in the UEFA Champions League, with his impressive showing crucial to Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s final berth.

If he does guide Real Madrid to claim the UEFA Champions League title, that will put him in a favorable position to win the Ballon d’Or award.

Vinicius Jr will also be representing Brazil at the 2024 Copa America and if the Selecao claims the continental prize, that will also boost his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.

Jay Z in UEFA Champions League final
Vinicius Jr

Moreover, the attacker might be competing with teammate Jude Bellingham for the individual honor, with the Englishman also tipped among favorites for the prize following his stellar season with Real Madrid.

Bellingham is also expected to feature for England at the 2024 European Championship to be held in Germany.

Anyway, Vinicius Jr has made 263 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 82 goals and providing 75 assists across all competitions.

Internationally, the 23-year-old has made 28 appearances for Brazil, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists.

Who is Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay Z?

Jay Z is an American rapper and entrepreneur, who was born on December 4, 1969. 

The 54-year-old was named the greatest rapper of all time by Billboard and Vibe in 2023 and he is known for his involvement in the success of other artists.

Jay Z was born in New York City, United States of America and he served as the president and chief executive officer of Def Jam Recordings from 2004 to 2007 before establishing entertainment company Roc Nation in 2008.

The music great is married to popular singer, songwriter, and businesswoman, Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, known famously as Beyonce, with the pair walking down the aisle in 2008.

Brief History On Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports was founded by Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter in the Spring of 2013 in partnership with Creative Artists Agency, a well-known talent agency based in Los Angeles

The sport management arm of Roc Nation currently boasts a roster with over 100 athletes across Baseball, Basketball, American Football, International Football, Rugby, and E-Sports. 

Some Famous Football Stars Signed Under Roc Nation Sports

Marcus Rashford, Vinicius Jr, Romelu Lukaku, Reece James, and Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze are signed under the agency.

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