FA in talks with UEFA about transferring the Champions League final to the UK

The FA has began talks with UEFA about transferring the Champions League final to a UK venue, said transport secretary Grant Shapps.

The final, deliberate to be held at Turkey Stadium Ataturk Olympic Stadium, was thrown into doubt on Friday because the country was positioned on the UK Authorities ‘red list’.

UK residents coming back from ‘red list’ international locations should spend 10 days alone in a authorities accepted lodge.


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As a result of the final is an all English affair between Chelsea and Manchester City, it might make sense to a UK location to be held.

And Shapps said the British authorities was ‘very open’ to internet hosting the large sport.

Talking at a press conference, he said: “I am afraid we now have to place Turkey on the red list. This can have quite a lot of implications. First of all, it signifies that when it comes to the Champions League, followers shouldn’t journey to Turkey.

“The FA is in talks with UEFA on this. We’re very open to the finals however it’s in the end UEFA’s decision.

“After all the UK already has a popularity for watching football matches, so we’re well positioned to do that.

“We’re very open to it however within the end it’s a decision for UEFA to make, however on condition that two English golf equipment are in that final, we’re trying forward to what they need to say.”

Chelsea booked their place within the final with a complete 3-1 win against Real Madrid over two legs. they had been fitter, stronger and manner higher than the Spanish giants.

Town was equally defeated, recording a 4-1 mixture victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

Shapps added: “Red international locations are those to not be visited besides in essentially the most excessive of circumstances, the place repeated testing and isolation in Authorities designated motels on return is necessary.

“Residents from outside the UK who’ve been in red country for the past 10 days will nonetheless be barred from getting into the UK.”

The Chelsea Supporters Belief is planning to satisfy with UEFA officers concerning the move of the venue within the coming weeks.

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