English football supporters don’t have a big chance of seeing the UCL final in Wembley stadium.
Government officials from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) had a meeting with
representatives on Monday morning about having the all-English final of the
in England at Wembley Stadium instead of Istanbul following the government’s decision to put Turkey on the high-risk red list.
Monday’s meeting was described as helpful by the government, but it will be UEFA’s call, after all.
The chances get reduced when it comes to UEFA’s demands for assurance on quarantine-free travel for sponsors and other VIPs coming into the UK because the border controls in Britain are pretty strict amid the coronavirus pandemic.
There are other options available too despite the ongoing negotiations between the government and UEFA as Portugal appears as a good candidate, since the country has hosted the last season’s final stages and it is in Britain’s green list for international travel so the people that go there won’t have to be quarantined when they return to the UK.
So the fans will have to wait to see what will happen as Transport secretary Grant Shapps says that the supporters should not travel to Turkey, insisting that the government has been open in the negotiations with UEFA to convince UEFA to stage the match in the UK.