Decision over switching Champions League final to Wembley to be made this week - with potential impact on Blackpool, Sunderland, Oxford United and Lincoln City

A decision over whether or not the UEFA Champions League final will be moved to Wembley Stadium is expected to be made this week.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:12 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:57 pm

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The BBC are reporting that UEFA will decide by Wednesday whether to switch the showpiece final to the UK.

As it stands, English sides Manchester City and Chelsea are due to meet in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29.

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But supporters have been told not to travel after Turkey was placed on England's "red list".

UK citizens returning from red list countries are required to quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days.

Such a quarantine would have an impact on players involved in Euro 2020, which starts on June 11.

The issue is causing a fixture headache for the EFL, as the Championship play-off final is due to be hosted at Wembley on the same day.

The League One play-off final is due to be held at Wembley on Sunday, May 30

The League One play-off final, which could involve Blackpool, takes place the following day, while the League Two version will be held on the Monday.

According to reports, the EFL would consider moving the Championship play-off final either to a different date or a different venue if asked by UEFA.

It remains unclear if the League One and League Two finals will be affected.

The Seasiders take on Oxford United in the play-off semi-finals, while Sunderland meet Lincoln City.

Neil Critchley's make the trip to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday, May 18 for the first leg (6pm kick-off), before hosting the decisive second leg at Bloomfield Road on Friday, May 21 (7.45pm kick-off).

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