For the second year in a row, it looks like the big game will be knocked out of Istanbul.
A British minister said there was concrete talk about playing the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City in England.
– Negotiations are currently underway. My friend and colleague, Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden, talks to people about this. “I’m sure the fans want to see the final unfold in England,” Minister Michael Gove told Sky News.
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The plan, the all-English final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played in Turkey on 29 May. The European Football Association (UEFA) denied at the latest Thursday that it was relevant to move the settlement.
But now it can still happen. British authorities decided on Friday to “re-register” Turkey due to the coronavirus situation in the country.
The decision made it nearly impossible for English football fans to travel to Istanbul.
The UK’s new restrictions on travel to Turkey take effect from 12 May. Anyone traveling there from that date must be quarantined for ten days when they return to the UK.
Istanbul was originally supposed to host the Champions League final last year, but was moved to Lisbon in Portugal due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wembley in London has been booked for this weekend’s promotion final, the Champions League winners will be selected. The EFL league association has opened to move matches to other arenas.