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Portugal to host Champions League final

UEFA on Thursday said the 2021 Champions League final on May 29 will be played in Portugal rather than Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The UCL final between Manchester City and Chelsea will now be held at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto. 6,000 fans of each team will be able to attend," UEFA said on Twitter.

"The UCL final was scheduled to be at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul but, following the UK government’s decision to place Turkey on its red list of travel destinations, staging the final there would have meant none of the clubs’ domestic fans would be able to travel," the European football's governing body said.

UEFA also thanked Turkish football authorities for their cooperation and comprehension.

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