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UEFA Champions League final: How to pronounce the players' names correctly

UEFA.com gives a phonetic guide to the trickiest Liverpool and Real Madrid players.

A UEFA Champions League microphone: Learn to pronounce the names correctly
A UEFA Champions League microphone: Learn to pronounce the names correctly

UEFA.com's ongoing mission to ensure that the world's football fans get the players' names right keeps rolling into the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final.

We have selected some of the trickiest names that do not quite sound the way they look in English. Be brave: read them aloud!

Liverpool

Kwee-veen Kelleher
Kwee-veen KelleherGetty Images

Fabinho – Fab-een-yo
Naby Keïta – Nab-ee Kay-tah
Caoimhin Kelleher – Kwee-veen Keller-her
Ibrahima Konaté – Ee-bra-eema Koh-nah-tay
Sadio Mané – Man-ay
Joël Matip – Jo-elle Mah-teep
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Chaym-berlin
Thiago Alcántara – Tee-ah-go
Virgil van Dijk – Fon Dyke

Real Madrid (Ray-al Ma-dreed)

Tee-bo Cor-twa
Tee-bo Cor-twaGetty Images

Carlo Ancelotti – An-chel-otty
Dani Carvajal – Car-va-hal
Dani Ceballos – Se-bye-oce
Luka Jović – Yov-itch
Toni Kroos – Crows
Luka Modrić – Mod-rich
Thibaut Courtois – Tee-bo Cor-twa
Éder Militão – Milly-tau
Eden Hazard – Ay-den Ah-zar
Jésus Vallejo – Hay-zooss Val-yay-ho
Lucas Vázquez – Vath-keth
Vinícius Júnior – Vin-ee-see-us Joon-ee-or

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