FA in talks with UEFA over moving Champions League final to UK

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FA in talks with UEFA over moving Champions League final to UK

The FA has begun discussions with UEFA over moving the Champions League final to a UK venue, says transport secretary Grant Shapps.

The final, scheduled to be held at , was thrown into doubt on Friday as the country was put on the UK Government’s ‘red list’.

UK citizens returning from ‘red list’ countries must spend 10 days in isolation at a government-approved hotel.


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As the final is an all-English affair between and Manchester City, it would make sense for a to host it.

And Shapps said the British government was ‘very open’ to hosting the massive game.

Speaking at a press conference, he said: “I’m afraid we are having to put Turkey on the red list. This will have a number of ramifications. First of all, it does mean with the regards to the Champions League, fans should not travel to Turkey.

“The FA are in discussions with UEFA on this. We are very open to hosting the final but it is ultimately a decision for UEFA.

“Of course the UK has already got a successful track record of football matches with spectators, so we are well placed to do it.

“We are very open to it but it is in the end a decision for UEFA to make, but given there are two English clubs in that final, we look forward to what they have to say.”

Chelsea booked their place in the final with a comprehensive 3-1 win against over two legs. They were than the Spanish giants.

City were similarly dominant, recording a .

Shapps added: “Red countries are those which should not be visited except in the most extreme of circumstances, where repeated testing and isolation in designated Government hotels on return is compulsory.

“Non-UK residents who have been in a red country in the last 10 days will still be barred from entering the UK.”

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust plans to meet with UEFA officials about moving the venue in the coming weeks.

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Burnley to offer free tickets to 3500 fans for final home game

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Burnley to offer free tickets to 3500 fans for final home game

Burnley will provide 3500 tickets for free for their final home game of the campaign.

They face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Turf Moor on May 19, with the tickets set to be distributed via a ballot system.

The ballot will be available to all fans who have renewed their season tickets for next season. Successful applicants will also be encouraged to make an NHS charity donation.


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Speaking about the venture, Burnley chairman Alan Pace said: “This fixture is opportunity to reward our loyal season ticket holders who have shown incredible support to the club throughout the pandemic.

“We have therefore decided to make tickets for this fixture free of charge. If supporters are able to, the club is encouraging successful applications in the ballot to consider making a donation to the NHS charities.”

Manager Sean Dyche spoke on Thursday about how fans may be less harsh on their return to stadiums.

: “At certain grounds and certain situations: managers, teams and players, as the season progresses there can be a negativity if a team or players are not doing well.

“I’ll be intrigued to know if that gets over-ridden for a while, where fans are just so delighted to be watching their team, they might find that energy, love and positivity for it all and think ‘I’m just happy to be back’.

“I don’t know how long that will last because it’s a very fickle industry that we’re in. There’s a real thirst for fans to be back in stadiums so that will be interesting how they respond to it, literally.”

Burnley have two games before their final home match against Liverpool. They take on Fulham on Monday evening and could pick up three points against Scott Parker’s struggling side.

After that, they play Leeds United at Turf Moor on Saturday May 15. Victory in either of those games would pretty much secure their Premier League safety by putting them on 39 points.

The highlight of their season came against Wolves in April. Chris Wood scored a before being joined by Ashley Westwood on the scoresheet, on the way to a 4-0 victory.

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