Istanbul is in lockdown and England wouldn’t bend on coronavirus travel restrictions, so European soccer’s governing body will take its showcase game to Porto, Portugal.
This month’s all-English Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played in Porto, Portugal, a shift of one of soccer’s showcase events to one of the few countries where Britons can travel without restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, cleared the last hurdles to shifting the game from its scheduled site in Turkey on Wednesday. An announcement of the move is set for Thursday.
The decision to move the final from Istanbul, which recently re-entered a virus-related lockdown, came
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