The 2021 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea football club would be played in England (Wembley Stadium) due to fan concerns.
The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had asked Europe’s football governing body UEFA to chose a stadium in England for the UEFA Champions League final.
Manchester City were billed to face Chelsea at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Instabul) in this year’s Champions League final and it led to the the Parliamentarian saying that the travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 would hamper the dreams of many English fans who’d love to see the game live.
Turkey is on the UK’s red flag list and this means that Chelsea and Manchester City supporters who travel into the nation would face a ten days hotel quarantine on return from their trip for the UCL final.
The quarantine may affect the supporters as some of them may have their jobs at risk or even having a function to attend.
Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, St James’ Park and the Emirates were the possible stadium been considered by the UK govt.
“The Champions League is the pinnacle of European club football,” Johnson told the Sun.
“And with two English teams in the final, it would be a great shame if fans were unable to attend.“It would be brilliant to host it here if we can. I want to help supporters of both clubs see their team in action.” Boris Johnson said.
The European football governing body have however now picked the renowned Wembley Stadium in London to host the 2021 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.
The last time a UEFA Champions League final was played there was in 2011, and that was the game between FC Barcelona and Manchester United.