UK Govt offers to host Champions League final after new Turkey travel curbs

The Champions League final could be played in the U.K. as Turkey has been added to England’s “red list” of countries.

UK Govt offers to host Champions League final after new Turkey travel curbs

The all-English Champions League final could be played at home after Turkey was added to England’s “red list” of countries where all but essential travel is banned due to severe coronavirus outbreaks.

Chelsea and Manchester City are due to meet on May 29 in Istanbul and UEFA was hoping to allow around 10,000 fans into the biggest club game of the European football season.

But the British government on Friday warned supporters not to travel to Turkey after imposing the new travel restrictions, and said the English Football Association was in talks with Champions League organiser UEFA about staging the game in Britain, instead.