Champions League: UEFA denies reports of final postponement

Champions League: UEFA denies reports of final postponement

Turkey’s presidential election is also affecting reports on the Champions League. Media reports about the impact on the final are quickly denied.

The European football union UEFA has denied media reports that the Champions League final could be relocated from Istanbul to Lisbon, allegedly due to security concerns.

The final of the premier class will “take place in Istanbul on June 10 as planned,” said UEFA at the request of the German Press Agency. There were no “contrary talks with political institutions, governments or national football associations”.

UEFA: Reports ‘inaccurate and unfounded’

The British “Daily Mail” had previously reported about alleged plans that are said to have arisen because of the presidential election in Turkey. UEFA did not name the newspaper but called the reports on the case “inaccurate and unfounded”. A new president and a new parliament will be elected in Turkey on Sunday – a close race is emerging between incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

Should there be riots in the country as a result of the election, Portugal might be ready with Lisbon as a substitute organizer, wrote the “Daily Mail”, without naming a source. Istanbul had already had to cede the Champions League final in 2020 and 2021 due to the corona pandemic. In 2020, FC Bayern had won the premier class in Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz, this year no Bundesliga representative will play in the semifinals.

Source: Stern

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