UK open to hosting Champions League final -transport minister

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Sat, 08 May 2021 - 12:22 GMT

Manchester City and Chelsea will face off in the Champions League final, Reuters

Manchester City and Chelsea will face off in the Champions League final, Reuters

Reuters - Britain is prepared to host the final of European soccer’s Champions League between English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City which is due to take place in Turkey, a country now on Britain’s coronavirus travel “red list”, a minister said.

“We are very open to hosting the final,” transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday, adding any decision was up to European soccer body UEFA.

The final is due to be played on May 29 in Istanbul.

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