What did UEFA say about the Champions League final incident?
“UEFA wishes to sincerely apologise to all spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the build-up to the UEFA Champions League final" last Saturday, it said in a statement. “No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again.”
How many teams will lift the UEFA Champions League in Istanbul?
One team will be lifting the UEFA Champions League in Istanbul in June next year. (Getty Images) Storylines upon storylines. The UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 2022-23 was full of them. Thursday’s procession in Istanbul signaled the start of a hectic European schedule that somehow has the 2022 World Cup plonked in the middle.
Why was Liverpool vs UEFA kick-off delayed by 35 minutes?
But Uefa hit back: “In the lead-up to the game, the turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands of fans who had purchased fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles. “As a result, the kick off was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans as possible with genuine tickets to gain access.
Why did the police use tear gas in the Champions League?
The confusion left fans locked out of their team’s biggest game of the season, and created a potentially dangerous situation in which French police officers, wearing helmets and carrying shields, used canisters of what UEFA, which runs the Champions League, said was tear gas to keep the surging crowds at bay.