UEFA announced on Thursday that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea had been moved from Istanbul to Porto.
The match on May 29 has been switched to allow English spectators to attend as travel between the UK and Turkey is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In other news, the latest Champions League winner odds from casino australia says Manchester City are 4/9 to win the Champions League with opponents Chelsea 7/4 to lift the trophy.
Earlier, European football’s governing body announced up to 6,000 supporters from each club will be able to attend.
“We accept that the decision of the British Government to place Turkey on the red list for travel was taken in good faith and in the best interests of protecting its citizens from the spread of the virus but it also presented us with a major challenge in staging a final featuring two English teams,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement.
“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season,” he added.
Earlier this week, newspaper reports claimed the match would be played at London’s Wembley Stadium.
“The difficulties of moving the final are great and the FA and the authorities made every effort to try to stage the match in England and I would like to thank them for their work in trying to make it happen,” Ceferin said.
Chelsea and Leicester both like to play on the counter attack so could well end up cancelling each other out in this year’s FA Cup final.
Each side prevailed 1-0 in fairly cagey semi-finals at Wembley last month, with the Blues edging out Manchester City and the Foxes shading Southampton.
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UEFA said coronavirus rules in the UK made it difficult to hold the fixture in the English capital.
“UEFA discussed moving the match to England but, despite exhaustive efforts on the part of the Football Association and the authorities, it was not possible to achieve the necessary exemptions from UK quarantine arrangements,” it said.