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Porto replaces Istanbul as Champions League final host

The Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal (by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Uefa has today (Thursday) confirmed that Estádio do Dragão in Porto will become the new host of the 2020-21 Champions League final after overcoming the “many challenges” of moving its showpiece club event at short notice.

European football’s governing body was left with a serious quandary on Friday after the UK government added Turkey to England’s “red list” of countries where all but essential travel is prohibited due to the Covid-19 situation in the country.

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