According to the British daily The Telegraph, the Champions League final may finally take place in the United Kingdom.
Like the Rugby Champions Cup final between the two French clubs Toulouse and La Rochelle, the Football Champions League final will feature two clubs from the same country, English Manchester City and Chelsea. As in rugby, the final place is debated.
According to information received from our British colleagues, UEFA plans to move the Champions League final to England. Reason: The United Kingdom has placed Turkey on its Red List as part of the Kovid-19. This appearance on this list will force players to undertake a ten-day quarantine upon their return to the United Kingdom, which does not satisfy England manager Gareth Southgate. Indeed, England are playing their first friendly match on 2 June in preparation for Euro 2020. Therefore quarantine will hamper the preparation of the three lions. English players to be affected include Citizen, Kyle Walker, John Stones and Phil Foden and the Blues, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mont and Reece James.
In addition, 12,000 Chelsea and Manchester City fans are said to be unable to travel to Turkey. Supporters must stay in a hotel in Turkey and 10 days in isolation at their own expense.
While the British government will insist that the final be held in England, there are also plans to exempt players from quarantine upon their return to the island if UEFA maintains the final in Turkey. But this will not solve the problem of supporters.
Therefore Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Stadium can host this final if the governing body of European football decides to move the final to be held on 29 May. Wire Adds that UEFA should provide a final reply within 72 hours.