The New York Times writes of the renunciation of Istanbul at the final of Champions League and sources of Nyon have not denied the indiscretion to France Press. The Turkish city would have no intention of playing behind closed doors and would be ready to forfeit in exchange for a new assignment in another season: “On the calendar and the format all the options are on the table and a decision could be made in the Executive on 17 June“.
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Champions League final, all options
The Champions League final date could be set for August 29th. In today’s edition, the New York Times reported that the final could be moved from Turkey but that Istanbul could be chosen for a future final when the free movement of fans will be possible. Turkey, a country of 83 million, has so far recorded 4,461 deaths related to Coronavirus and almost 161,000 confirmed cases. The country is currently in the process of easing the blockade measures introduced to halt the spread of the virus and its national football season is expected to resume on June 12th. Changes may also be made to the Europa League format, the final of which should have been played this week in Gdansk.