Champions League mini-tournament set to be held in Portugal

Champions League mini-tournament
Champions League mini-tournament

Champions League mini-tournament could occurs in Portugal. UEFA bid to complete their flagship tournament in August, according to reports in Germany.

Istanbul was the host for final on May 30. Bu the report claims there have been talks between the host city and UEFA. As the absence of travelling fans means they would not be able to make a return on their investment.

According to BILD, the matches from the quarter-finals onwards could now be relocated to Lisbon, with the Portuguese city ahead of German city Frankfurt in the running.

The German FA proposed holding the competition in Frankfurt, while their Portuguese and Russian put forward their capital cities in Lisbon and Moscow respectively.

The report states that UEFA will announce the hosts of the revised tournament during its rescheduled meeting on June 17.

UEFA bosses and president Aleksander Ceferin quickly ruled Russia out of the running for hosting the Champions League mini-tournament . He ruled Moscow due to the high number of coronavirus cases in the country.

Champions League mini-tournament and why should be held in Lisbon

Lisbon are also the favourite to hold the competition because there are no more Portuguese sides in the Champions League. While holding the tournament in Frankfurt would give the remaining German sides home advantage in the quarter-finals.

The Portuguese capital are also the favorite because it complies with UEFA’s political demands.

Lisbon has a sufficient number of available stadiums and a ‘manageable’ number of positive Covid-19 cases.

Credit: Daily Mail

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