After Turkey was added to the “red list” of countries where British authorities only allowed travel for basic matters in the face of a severe coronavirus outbreak, the UEFA Champions League final between British clubs could be played at home.
The clash between Chelsea and Manchester City is scheduled to take place in Istanbul on May 29. UEFA is expected to attract approximately 10,000 fans to participate in the biggest club game of the European football season.
However, the British government warned on Friday not to travel to Turkey after imposing new travel restrictions, and pointed out that the English Football Association is in dialogue with UEFA Champions League organizers to discuss changing the venue of the final to Grand Brittany. Ni.
The most logical English venue for this game is Wembley, because there will be 8 European Cup matches at the London Stadium between June and July, so it can meet UEFA’s logistical requirements and the infrastructure for prior TV transmission. . Wembley has also been assigned the stage for the 2024 UEFA Champions League final, so this appointment can be advanced three years.
Although the villa park in Birmingham, a city in central England, has been proposed as an option, it is an outdated stadium and requires a lot of infrastructure to meet UEFA requirements.
British Transport Minister Grant Shapps (Grant Shapps) said: “We are very willing to host the final, but this will ultimately be UEFA’s decision.”
Anyone returning to England from a country on the red list must be quarantined in a hotel for 10 days at their own expense and must leave food at their door. Unless exceptions are allowed, players are also required to comply with quarantine regulations, which will affect their preparations for the European Championship, which will start on June 11 and will be played in 10 countries/regions.