UEFA has moved this month’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea to Porto from Istanbul, two Turkish Football Federation sources said on Wednesday.
The sources said Turkey was expecting to host the 2023 Champions League final in Istanbul, as part of the agreement with European football’s ruling body. UEFA declined to comment.
European football’s governing body has been locked in meetings to find a solution to the final on May 29 after the U.K. government placed Turkey on its travel “red list” on Friday, effectively ruling out the opportunity for supporters of the English clubs to attend the game.
The U.K. government had initially offered the possibility of hosting the match at Wembley Stadium in London but talks over that possibility broke down over issues relating to exemptions for support staff, broadcasters and sponsors who would have been travelling…