The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea has been moved from Instanbul to Portugal, UEFA has announced, to allow 6,000 fans from each club to attend.
UEFA had been in talks with Downing Street over possibly holding the showpiece fixture at Wembley but it has now said the final on Saturday 29 May will be played at the 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao stadium in Porto, rather than the Ataturk Stadium as originally planned.
Portugal is on the UK’s green travel list meaning fans would be able to attend.
Announcing the decision, UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said: "I think we can all agree that we hope never to experience a year like the one we have just endured.
"Fans have had to suffer more than 12 months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football.
"To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.
"After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season."
Talks regarding the use of Wembley Stadium stalled on Monday as the British government could not allow quarantine exemptions for the thousands of sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters required by UEFA to attend.
The stadium capacity for the match in Porto will be finalised and confirmed in due course, UEFA said.
However, fans from both teams will be able to buy tickets through the clubs in the usual way – with the 6,000 tickets per club going on sale today.
Sale of tickets to the general public will start on 24 May at 2pm (CEST).
European football’s governing body said in a statement: "After a year of fans being locked out of stadiums, UEFA thought that everything needed to be done to ensure the supporters of the two finalist teams could attend.
"UEFA discussed moving the match to England but, despite exhaustive efforts on the part of the Football Association and the authorities, it was not possible to achieve the necessary exemptions from UK quarantine arrangements."
The decision means Portugal will host the Champions League final for the second year in a row, after Lisbon was the location for the delayed final stages of last season’s competition.