Istanbul hopes the third is the charm.
Reuters (h / t ESPN) noted on Friday that UEFA has confirmed the locations for the next four Champions League finals. In particular, Istanbul received the 2023 title fight after losing a couple of such games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 final was moved from Istanbul to Lisbon after officials renounced rights to the contest knowing that the stadium would not be full of spectators due to the health crisis. This year’s final was moved to Porto so that a limited number of paying customers could attend the match between Chelsea and Manchester City that Chelsea won 1-0.
The host cities were originally delayed a year in 2020, so St. Petersburg will now be home to the 2022 final. London’s Wembley Stadium will host the 2024 final, and Munich will welcome clubs and fans for the match. of 2025.
These plans, like many, are subject to change based on future coronavirus cases in countries and cities, and also the virus variants found around the world.