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“Chelsea and City fans should not travel to Turkey for the final,” warned the Transport Minister. The Turkish country has entered the “red zone” of destinations to avoid

Pep Guardiola, during a City game.EFE

The Government of the United Kingdom has offered UEFA the possibility of hosting the final of the ‘Champions League’, scheduled for May 29 in Istanbul, in order to avoid displacement of fans to a “red zone” by Covid-19 as is Turkey.

This was stated this Friday by the UK Transport Minister, Grant Shapps. “Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the final,” said the head of mobility in the country, once he confirmed that Turkey is on the list of countries to avoid traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schapps explained that the countries on the Covid-19 red list “should not be visited except in the most extreme circumstances” and added that the government was “open” to host the final in the United Kingdom.

UEFA hoped to give both clubs a minimum of 4,000 tickets each for the match at the Olympic Stadium. Ataturk. Schapps assured that the Football Association (English Federation) is in talks with UEFA to change the match, but that “ultimately” it will be “a UEFA decision”.

“The UK has a successful track record of hosting spectator matches so we are in a good position to do so. We are very open to it, but in the end it is a decision for UEFA to make. But given that there are two English clubs in the end, we hope to hear what they have to say “, picks up the BBC.

In addition, the British Transport Minister recalled that UK citizens returning from Red List countries will need to be quarantined in a government approved hotel “for 10 days” and a quarantine could have a potential impact on selected players. for Euro 2020, which starts on June 11.

If the final moves to the UK, Wembley It would almost certainly be the stadium chosen for the most important title fight in the ‘Old Continent’.

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