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Lisbon could replace Istanbul and host the Champions League final

Published:29/05/2020 - 18:56h

Updated:29/05/2020 - 21:53h

UEFA will wait a few weeks to make decisions, but it must study important issues. Due to the coronavirus crisis, Lisbon could replace Istanbul and host the Champions League final

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The world of the football is in luck in Europe, where little by little the football is taking action. After several months devoted to the confinement and to the planning, Germany opened the veda in the big leagues restarting the season 2019-20 around the middle of May, and will follow it Spain, England i Italy in June. This yes, the coronavirus has happened bill, and no only has forced the cancellation of Belgium, Holland or France.

The pandemia has put seriously risk the dispute of the final of the Champions League in Istanbul, that practically has thrown the towel in view of the recent estimates. Turkey had been designated like headquarters and this point kept invariable in the reorganisation that the UEFA is carrying out, in which it still has to concretise how will resolve the international competitions of clubs detained in eighth of final.

The managers of the stadium Atatürk have informed that the obligation to play to enclosed door supposes an obstacle insalvable for this celebration, since it disassembles completely his project. This situation no only would leave the income to zero, since it could not reach a capacity of more than 76.000 viewers, but it would prevent to condition the stadium without esquivar some remarkable losses, since any type of investment could not recover.

In these circustancias and taking into account the reports of the otomanos, already are looking for alternative, and according to the 'Chain COPE', Lisbon is the favourite to take the relief. The organism rector knows to the detail the stage that offers Portugal, a country that has given green light to the possibility to house the event and that has quite controlled the sanitary crisis in comparison with other applicants of the old continent.

In the weeks to come, UEFA will study the distinct candidatures and will announce the new headquarters, that could be the Estádio Gives Luz. The quoted half ensures that the proposals that already have received no only belong to Europe, since Qatar or Saudi Arabia also would have called to the door. In spite of his experience in multitudinous finals of domestic championships, these options would not have happened the first court.

The communiqué of the UEFA will arrive on 17 June

On 17 June it has turned into a new key date in Europe, since it celebrates a decisive meeting of the UEFA. The meeting of his executive was programmed for 27 May, but postponed expecting more news on the resumption of the competitions and his advances. It expects that after this summit clear the planning that will have to resolve the end of the Champions and the Europe League, that detained with eliminatory half that they could restart along the month of August.

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