Written by Syed Hosni
Friday, May 12, 2023 02:29 PM
The European Football Association (UEFA) settled the controversy over the transfer of the Champions League final match this season from Turkey to Portugal, after English reports spoke of the possibility of moving the place of the Champions League final this season from the Turkish city of Istanbul to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon..
The European Union denied this in an official statement, as it affirmed its adherence to holding the final this season in Istanbul, and UEFA said: The 2023 Champions League final will be held in Istanbul as scheduled on June 10, 2023..
He added, “UEFA does not have any discussions with any political institutions, governments or national football associations on the matter.”
Manchester City and Real Madrid tied 1-1 in the semi-final first leg, while Inter Milan won 2-0 away at Milan in the semi-final first leg this week..
The return matches will be held next week, to determine who will compete for the Champions League final, which is scheduled to be held at Ataturk Stadium on June 10.