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UEFA says Champions League final tournament still on but 'we'll adapt if we have to'

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Das Champions-League-Finalturnier soll in Lissabon stattfinden. Das Finale könnte im Estádio da Luz ausgetragen werden

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ByReuters
30/06/2020 at 11:04 | Updated 30/06/2020 at 11:19

UEFA currently sees no need for a plan B for the Champions League final tournament due to be held in Lisbon, despite several suburbs of the Portuguese capital preparing to go back into lockdown as coronavirus cases surge again.

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"UEFA is in permanent contact with the Portuguese Football Association and the local authorities," the governing body told French sports daily L'Equipe.

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"We hope that everything will go well and that it will be possible to organise the tournament in Portugal. For the moment there is no reason to have a plan B.

"We're monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we'll adapt if we have to."

UEFA said earlier this month that this season’s Champions League, suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, would be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament in Lisbon from Aug. 12-23.

Last Thursday, the Portuguese government said that those 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 July 1-14 and will then be reviewed.

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