The coronavirus will there be the last word on the champions League ? This Sunday, the british government has decided to exclude Spain from the list of safe countries and to impose a mandatory quarantine on all travelers. A decision that, in practice, implies a complete isolation of fourteen days to all of the individuals from the territory of spain (the Balearic and Canary islands included), has confirmed the ministry of Transport. A measure which, by its nature, endangers the eighth-finals between Real Madrid and Manchester City expected at the Etihad Stadium and programmed in less than two weeks.
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If you arrive in the UK from Spain including the Canary and Balearic Islands, on or after 26 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.— Dept for Transport (@transportgovuk) July 25, 2020
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City-Madrid in Portugal ?
On July 5, the british government announced it had negotiated agreements that would allow some international sports events like the champions League and the Europa League, the British Masters (golf) or the World Snooker (billiards). But the health situation has since changed and no official confirmation has been issued. Therefore, and given the impossibility to submit the club of madrid to a mandatory quarantine, everything indicates that the match should finally be held in Portugal... on neutral ground. An option that had initially been proposed by UEFA, before being abandoned following the categorical refusal of the clubs. According to the information of the radio Spanish Cadena Cope, Porto and Guimarães would be willing to host the meeting. For the time being, the UEFA has not yet reacted, and must initiate the first negotiations with the british authorities on Sunday.
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from the quarters, the matches should be played on a single direct confrontation, instead of a round-trip, as originally planned. The quarter-finals will be held from 12 to 15 August, the semi-finals on 18 and 19 August and the grand final will take place on the 23rd of August. All these meetings will begin at 21 hours, and must play Lisbon, the city chosen to host the Final 8. Two stages of the Portuguese capital have been selected : the estadio Da Luz (which will host the final) and the estadio José Alvalade.Date Of Update: 26 July 2020, 09:33