European football-governing body, UEFA, has announced a change in venue for the UEFA Champions League final match.
The widely-anticipated fixture – which was initially slated to hold in Istanbul was moved to Portugal due to the UK’s travel red list, which includes Turkey.
With Portugal being one of the few countries where Brits can travel to amidst Covid-19 restrictions, UEFA took a decision to move the all-English final to the Estadio Dragao, and will be played on May 29. UEFA has also given the greenlight for 6,000 fans of each club to be present for the fixture.
In a recent statement by UEFA President –Aleksander Čeferin, the fans were given cognizance and we’re urged to be vocal and supportive on the day.
“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football.
“To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.
“I hope the final will be a symbol of hope at the re-emergence of Europe from a difficult period and that the fans who travel to the game will once again be able to lend their voices to showcase this final as the best in club football,” he said.