Tuesday, October 26

UEFA Sets Deadline for Changing Venue of Champions League Final

UEFA will decide whether to change the venue of the Champions League final on Wednesday, according to the UK Times.

The European football governing body will meet with the FA and UK government officials on Monday.

The discussion will centre around arrangements for the match between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29.

Currently, the game is scheduled to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but Turkey is on the UK’s travel red list and fans have been told not to travel, “except in the most extreme circumstances”.

The UK government wants the match to be moved to London, but a stumbling block is that the Championship play-off final is also due to be held on 29 May. However, the EFL have said they would consider moving the fixture to accommodate the Champions League final.

Both clubs were due to be handed a minimum of 4,000 tickets for the match in Istanbul, which could potentially be increased at Wembley.

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