UCL final to move from Istanbul to Wembley

UCL final to move from Istanbul to Wembley
UCL final to move from Istanbul to Wembley

UEFA Champions League final has been moved from Istanbul to Wembley

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, UEFA announced that the location for the final faceoff will be shifted to Wembley, United Kingdom.

The final to be held at the 90,000-capacity Wembley, which hosted the Carabao Cup final in April. It will also host the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester on Saturday 15 May.

A total of 21,000 fans are set to attend the FA Cup final, while UEFA want the capacity at Wembley to be raised to 22,500 fans for the UCL final at the end of the month.

“We are having to be cautious about this. I’m afraid we’re having to put Turkey on the red list and it will have ramifications.

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“Fans should not travel to Turkey. The FA are in discussions with UEFA already on this and we are very open to hosting the final.

“Ultimately it’s the decision of UEFA. We have a successful track record of matches with spectators. I’ve spoken to the sport’s minister, we’re very open to it and in the end it’s a decision for UEFA but given it’s two English clubs in final we’re waiting to hear what they have to say.” UK transport secretary Grant Schapps said last week.

Man City reached their first ever UCL final after defeating PSG 4-1 on aggregate. On the other side, Chelsea defeated Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate to reach the UCL final for the first time since 2012.

Man City has never won a UCL title while Chelsea lifted their first and only title in 2012. ‘The Blues’ have an opportunity to lift their second UCL title while Man City will try to win their first UCL trophy.