Man City vs Chelsea: Champions League final has been moved to Portugal from
Turkey after the UK government and UEFA, failed to reach an agreement over
quarantine exemptions for more than 2,000 VIPs, staff, and media for the match
to be played at Wembley.
The Wembley stadium in England was considered as one of the possible venues,
but the UK government has placed the country on its red list for travel and banned
English fans from going.
According to Sports Mail, the 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao in Porto has now
been lined up as the venue for the final after UEFA struck a deal with the Portuguese
authorities over the attendance at the match.
Chelsea and Manchester City will each receive a ticket allocation of between 4,500
and 6,000, with the announcement to be officially ratified by UEFA on Thursday, the
Before now, health experts and MPs slammed the decision for putting supporters at
unnecessary risk in the middle of a pandemic, insisting UEFA should have foregone
VIPs this year and made it a ‘fans’ final’ in London instead
UEFA on Wednesday announced that the referee for the final will be Antonio Mateu
Lahoz, who sent Pep Guardiola off during a game three years ago.