Portugal is set to host this year’s UCL Finals after Wembley Stadium in England was unavailable.
Porto’s Estadio do Dragao is expected to be named as the venue today because UEFA would prefer not to stage the match in Lisbon, which hosted last year’s final.
European football’s governing body believes having the match in Portugal will make it easier to gain access for sponsors and broadcasters, who would need to be compensated if they were unable to attend the game.
However, UEFA is still not in a position to confirm the swap, which would see Istanbul given the 2023 final, having originally been due to host last year before the move to Lisbon.
The finals was originally billed to hold in Istanbul but the ravaging covid 19 cases there and the ever increasing rise of the scourge made it a grave health risk as it will endanger the lives of the players and spectators as well as the match officials.
This year will be an all English Final between one time winner Chelsea and Manchester City who will be gunning for their first win.