Itzagoal365.com – According to an anonymous source within the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), an official announcement in this regard is expected soon. Originally, the final of the tournament was to be held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, the home of FC Bayern Munich. However, the TFF and UEFA met after the 2021 final was moved from Istanbul to Porto, Portugal, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parties also agreed that the 2021 UEFA Super Cup would be held in Istanbul in August.
Istanbul’s Vodafone Park Stadium, home to Besiktas, hosted the 2019 Super Cup, which Liverpool won after beating Chelsea on penalties. In September, UEFA announced that Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, had been selected to host the 2021 Super Cup. After its first meeting, the UEFA Executive Committee is expected to announce the venue changes.
Istanbul will host the UEFA Champions League final in 2023 Source
UEFA announces new venue for 2021 Champions League final. UEFA announced Thursday that the 2021 Champions League final will be held in Portugal rather than Turkey. “Manchester City’s UCL final against Chelsea will now be played at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto. Fans of each team will be able to attend in numbers of 6,000. “UEFA announced the news via Twitter.
“The UCL final was due to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but after the British government put Turkey on its red list of destinations, staging the final there would have meant that none of the clubs’ home fans would have been able to travel.”
UEFA also thanked Turkish soccer authorities for their support and understanding.
Turkey began a 17-day suspension on April 29 that will last until May 17, including the Eid al-Fitr festival this week.
The Estadio do Dragao (Dragon Stadium), one of Portugal’s largest stadiums, is home to Porto with a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators.
The stadium was built in preparation for the UEFA EURO 2004 tournament.