The English government is ready to host the City and Chelsea final after it has been banned from traveling to Turkey
On Friday, the British government announced that it was ready to host the final match of the European Champions League football that brings together two English teams, Manchester City and Chelsea, after its decision to ban travel to Turkey due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the summit match was scheduled in Istanbul on May 29.
Transport Minister Grant Shaps said the United Kingdom, at a Downing Street press conference, was "very open to hosting the final" of the competition.
He added, "We have to put Turkey on the red list, and this matter will have repercussions, the first of which is the inability of supporters of both Chelsea and Manchester City to go to Istanbul with regard to the Champions League. I can tell you that the English Football Association had started its consultations with UEFA on the issue." We are open to hosting the final, but it is up to the European Union to decide. But since the final match brings together two teams from England, we would like to know Wifa’s opinion on this matter. "
"Of course, the UK has had successes in hosting football matches with the presence of the crowd, so we are in a good position to do so," he added.
Manchester City reached the continental final for the first time in its history by beating Paris Saint-Germain, the French, back and forth, 2-1 and 2-0, respectively, while Chelsea overcame Real Madrid by drawing 1-1 with him at home and beating them 2-0 in London.
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