UEFA Europa League final is already a mess



- Arsenal and Chelsea are playing Europa League final this Wednesday in Baku’s Olympic Stadium (Azerbaijan),

- Henrich Mychitarian (playing for Arsenal) won't travel due to security concerns,

- Henrich is Armenian has missed two last trips to Azerbaijan when his teams have been drawn to play there,

- Armenia and Azerbaijan can't play each other in international competitions,

- both clubs have each sold only a single pair of tickets offering access to a disabled supporter and their assistant,

- both clubs sold 10 pairs of easy access tickets for disabled supporters who do not require a wheelchair,

- both clubs are expected to return around half of their ticket allocation,

- there's a shortage of accessible hotel rooms in Baku,

- some fans have problems with visas,

- Azerbaijan is also accused of refusing visas to soccer fans of Armenian origin,

- Azerbaijan denies visa problems,

- Baku is one of the venues for Uefa Euro 2020.



source: 1 & 2

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