Portugal could host the UCL final after new guidelines announced by England government
On 29th May, Manchester City will face Chelsea in UEFA Champions League final. However, UEFA announced an important news before the final clash.
Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in Turkey, the UCL final was about to happen in Wembley, United Kingdom, but England government declined the idea.
According to a new report, UEFA and the British government failed to resolve major issues between them. This has now resulted in Portugal being the favored option.
This is not the only reason UK government is declining the proposition. According to the media, UEFA also want the capacity to be raised to 22,500 fans for the UCL final at the end of the month.
The UK has strict quarantine rules in place for visitors from many European countries. Porto and Lisbon are the favorite cities to host the final.
Portugal has no restrictions into the country and, unlike Turkey, is on the UK’s travel “green list”.
Porto’s home ground, Estadio do Dragao has a capacity of over 50,000 while Benfica’s Estadio da Luz is slightly bigger – with a capacity of just under 65,000.
Travelling fans would not have to quarantine for 10 days on their return from Portugal to the UK, but might forced take a COVID test.