The UEFA has confirmed that the end of the Champions League Come in Manchester City Y Chelsea will be held on May 29 at the Porto Dragao Stadium and not in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul As planned.
The reason is the decision of the British government to put Turkey in the red list of countries with flight restrictionsTherefore, the members of the two finalist teams could not travel. For days they were working to be able to dispute the match in the territory of the United Kingdom, but finally UEFA has not accepted the request.
“The Portuguese authorities and the FPF stepped in and worked quickly and smoothly with UEFA to provide a suitable venue for the final and, as Portugal is a green list destination for England, fans and players who attend the final will not have to quarantine themselves upon their return home, “they explain in the statement.
In addition to the change of venue, the agency has confirmed that there will be tickets for 6,000 fans of each team. “Fans have had to suffer for more than twelve months without being able to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football. Depriving those fans the opportunity to see the game in person was not an option. option and I am delighted that this compromise has been reached “, he congratulated Aleksander ceferin, president of UEFA.
The news of the change of headquarters had already been suspected for days. One of the indicators that pointed to this possibility was the decision that the Formula 1 Turkish GP will be canceled, also due to the restrictions on flights given that the largest number of people involved in the championship comes from the United Kingdom.