This year's Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will take place at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on May 29. For the second year in a row, Istanbul will not host the big clash, and the expectations in the media are that UEFA will officially announce its decision tomorrow.
The British government, together with the FA, negotiated with UEFA for the final to be at Wembley, given that two English teams will face each other in a title dispute.
The reason is that Turkey is on the red list of countries with a large number of newly infected with coronavirus. Every citizen who returns to England from our southern neighbor is obliged to remain under a 10-day quarantine. For this reason, it is impossible for the four thousand fans expected by UEFA to arrive in Istanbul and watch live the final, which was scheduled to take place at Ataturk Stadium.
The FA has failed to agree with the European football headquarters on the long-awaited match to be played at Wembley in London, because the British government refused to make an exception and loosen travel bans.
This led to a compromise option for Porto to host the clash. Portugal is on the UK green list for the coronavirus pandemic and no fan or journalist will be prevented from attending.
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