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Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea could move out of Turkey to UK – Reports

The Ataturk Olympic Stadium missed out on hosting the Champions League final last time which saw UEFA give them an opportunity for this season.

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BBC has reported that UEFA are considering moving the Champions League final out of Turkey. The apex body is set to meet the UK government and the Football Association in order to discuss the possible outcomes.

The development came after the British government placed the turkey on their red list. The final of the Champions League will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea. However, the match is set to take place in Istanbul at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. With UK government red listing Turkey, both the clubs will have to undergo quarantine upon returning to the UK. To avoid this, UEFA is in favour of moving the final out of Turkey.

The Ataturk Olympic Stadium missed out on hosting the Champions League final last time which saw UEFA give them an opportunity for this season. However, things are looking grim this year as well. The BBC reported that the meeting between the UK government, UEFA and Football association is set to take place on Monday where they will discuss about moving the final out of Turkey to England. However, it will depend if the UK government can allow 8000 fans in the stadium.

BBC also reported that the groups are also discussing quarantine exemption. If the final is moved to England, Wembley could be a possible location Aston Villa also offering Villa Park.

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