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Istanbul to host UEFA Champions League final despite lockdown

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The UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul on May 29 as planned despite a coronavirus surge in Turkey which has led to the country announcing a third lockdown.

European football’s governing body UEFA insisted that the continent’s showpiece match would stay in the Turkish city.

UEFA said that it had been assured that the lockdown which began on Thursday and is set to run until May 17, should not have any impact on the match which will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium with a limited number of spectators.