Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, will host the upcoming confrontation on May 29 between Chelsea and Manchester City, amid efforts to resist the fierce virus attacks in Turkey.
Thousands of Manchester City and Chelsea fans hope to attend the Champions League final in Istanbul, Turkey, within weeks, but they face a major obstacle amid warnings from the British Foreign Office against traveling to Turkey, unless absolutely necessary due to the Corona virus.
Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday, to confirm the exclusive English match in the final against Manchester City, who beat Paris Saint-Germain the day before.
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, will host the upcoming confrontation on May 29, amid efforts to resist the fierce virus attacks in Turkey.
In recent weeks, Turkey ranked fourth in the world in the number of daily cases of Covid-19, which required the imposition of general isolation measures this month until May 17.
This step contributed to containing the virus, with the number of daily infections dropping to less than 27,000 cases, on Wednesday, compared to more than 63,000 daily infections in mid-April.
The British masses planning to attend the meeting will not face any difficulties related to the Turkish rules, as it will not become mandatory for those coming from Britain to present negative test results for the virus upon arrival in Turkey from May 15.
The European Union “UEFA” last week confirmed that the final match would be held in Istanbul as planned, despite the current general isolation, with a limited number of fans allowed.
And it was supposed to host the “Olympic Ataturk” stadium last year, but the plan changed due to the epidemic, so that the final rounds and the final match will be held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
The stadium hosted the famous Champions League final in 2005 when Liverpool beat Milan on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Source: Sky News