Sports, UEFA Champions League

Neymar and Messi may be barred from UK.

If Barcelona (by stroke of luck) turn around their 4-0 deficit in the second leg game against PSG and get through to the Champions League final, the  Spanish giants will be without the attacking duo of Lionel Messi and Neymar who might be denied entry into the UK due to their ongoing tax evasion cases.

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin made the revelation in a recent interview with New York Times. He said the duo will not be allowed to play at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in June as a result of the Brexit issue. Once Britain leaves the European Union, people with existing legal issues could be banned from coming into the country, and Messi and Neymar fall into that category.
Recall that, PSG defender, Serge Aurier was denied entry into the UK for their game against Arsenal at the Emirates last November.

“Neymar and Lionel Messi both have procedures going on. This year, the Champions League final is in Cardiff. Imagine if they did not let them in. That is a big thing for us, if players from England can travel anywhere but players from other teams cannot travel to England. With free movement in Europe, it is much better.

Even in 2020, if ‘Brexit’ has happened, then it can be a big problem for fans. That stays firm, and we will speak to the British government, and I am sure the English Football Association will help us.” Aleksander Ceferin  revealed.

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