Uefa fully committed to Champions League finale in Lisbon
Several suburbs of the city are preparing to go back into lockdown as novel coronavirus cases climb again
Uefa said on Tuesday it was fully committed to staging a Champions League Final Eight tournament in Lisbon in August despite several suburbs of the city preparing to go back into lockdown as novel coronavirus cases climb again.
European soccer's governing body said in a statement that its president Aleksander Ceferin had held a video conference with Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa to discuss plans for the eight-team mini-tournament.
The #UCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon between 12 and 23 August 2020. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures.- UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 17, 2020
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"During the meeting, all parties underlined they are fully committed to working together in a collaborative manner in order to deliver a successful event in Lisbon," Uefa said.
Last Thursday, the Portuguese government said that those people living in the affected areas of the capital - 19 parishes not including downtown Lisbon - would be allowed to leave home only to buy essential goods or to travel to and from work.
The measure will be in place from July 1-14 and will then be reviewed.
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