Cyprus Mail
Champions League Football Sport

‘Turkey will host Champions League final in August’

UEFA two months ago indefinitely postponed the final, which had been scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May

Turkey plans to host the Champions League final in August, the head of its football federation said on Wednesday, after it was postponed by the global coronavirus pandemic.

Two months ago European soccer’s governing body UEFA indefinitely postponed the final, which had been scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.

Turkish Football Federation chairman Nihat Ozdemir also said Turkey’s domestic soccer league would resume from June 12 and aims to complete the season on July 26.

The schedule would involve 7 weekend games and 1 weekday match. Teams will play their matches in their own cities and own stadiums, he said, adding that no consideration had been given to playing matches in a single city.

“God willing, we will complete our own leagues at the end of July. We will hand over our cups on the pitch and then we will cap the season off by hosting the UEFA Champions League final in August,” Ozdemir told a televised news conference.

Related Posts

Italy and Portugal on collision course in World Cup playoffs

Reuters News Service

Infantino says those opposed to World Cup change scared

Reuters News Service

Federer will face ‘reality check’ on return, says Wilander

Reuters News Service

Brazil’s Nuzman sentenced to 30 years in jail for Rio 2016 corruption

Reuters News Service

Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Reuters News Service

Rangnick set to be named Manchester United interim manager

Reuters News Service