Istanbul could be stripped of Champions League final

Istanbul could be stripped of Champions League final

UEFA are considering stripping Turkey of this season's Champions League final to be held on May 30, 2020, UEFA vice-president Michele Uva said.

Uva has confirmed they are considering calls, led by Italy, to relocate next year's showpiece occasion from Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium.

It comes in the wake of the country's military operation against the Kurds across the Syrian border.

'We will play our part in full respect of the autonomy and independence of sport, but we certainly cannot replace the UN, EU, States, diplomacies, ambassadors and other political institutions,' Uva told Tuttomercatoweb. ЭAfter that, UEFA decisions are made in conjunction with the UEFA Executive Committee and the President.

Turkey players celebrated with a military salute during their 1-1 draw against France on Monday night, despite UEFA launching an investigation into a similar celebration during Friday's 1-0 win against Albania.

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