Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium has been chosen to host the 2020 Champions League final.

European football’s governing body UEFA announced the decision following its executive committee meeting in Kiev, the city that this year’s final between Liverpool and Real Madrid is being held.

The Reds may see Thursday’s news as a good omen, as Istanbul was the host city when they last won the competition in 2005.

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