Two English teams will face off in this year’s Champions League final: Chelsea vs Manchester City. The match is scheduled for May 29th. However, according to the latest report, at 21:00 at Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyum in Istanbul, Portugal will host the match for the second time in a row. The game will be held at the Drago Stadium in Porto.
As she gets closer and closer to the UEFA Champions League final every day, she encounters more and more problems. One of the main factors is the total lockdown in Turkey due to the increase in the number of coronavirus infections. At that time, the British government proposed to organize the final at Wembley in London, but UEFA did not agree to this proposal. According to media reports, the problem was the abandonment of “quarantine rules for 2000 employees, sponsors, VIPs and foreigners.” media. “
The situation in Turkey means that the British government has included the country on the red list, and the departure of these countries means that you must be forced to isolate after returning. This exemption does not apply to anyone, not even to players in matches held at Istanbul Stadium. Therefore, UEFA will change the position of the UEFA Champions League final.
This is the second time that the final in Istanbul has been cancelled. A similar situation last year was that the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to compete in Turkey. Subsequently, UEFA decided to hold a closed game in Portugal, it seems that everything will be played in the same place. According to “Sky Sports”, the Dragon Arena has a capacity of 50,000. UEFA is negotiating with the Portuguese government to ensure that 20,000 people can attend the meeting. participant. This means 6,000. Tickets for fans of each club.
In addition, Portugal is on the green list of the British government, which means that fans who come to the conference do not have to be quarantined. The only requirement in this case is to test for the presence of the coronavirus and its negative result.
So far, the authorities of the Portuguese Association have not allowed fans to enter the stadium during sporting events, but due to the improvement of the country’s pandemic situation, in the final round of the Portuguese League, the facilities will be used up by 10%. The first match of this type of competition will be held on Wednesday, May 19.