UEFA Champions League Final To Be Played Under Closed Roof To Protect Against Drone Attack

The roof will also be closed for the two official training sessions to be held at the stadium on Friday 2 June.

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The roof of the National Stadium of Wales will be closed for the 2017 Champions League final due to concerns over a possible drone attack on the stadium, BBC reports.

The final game between Juventus and Real Madrid, which is scheduled to be held on June 3 in Cardiff, will be the first Champions League final played beneath a closed roof.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW), in a statement, said, “The 2017 UEFA Champions League final will be the first final to have been played under a closed roof and will further amplify the stadium's atmosphere when Juventus FC take on Real Madrid CF on Saturday 3 June."

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The roof closure has been suggested because of a possible drone attack on the biggest club football game. 

Considering safety as a primary objective, the FAW said that it had made the decision to cover the roof after taking into account the “recommendations made by the authorities” over the last few weeks.

Although the announcement comes just days after the Manchester bombing incident, authorities have been considering to cover the roof for at least a month, Sports Illustrated reports.

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Up to 170,000 soccer fans are expected to travel to the capital of Wales to witness the exhilarating showdown between two of the most prominent football clubs. 

The roof will also be closed for the two official training sessions to be held at the stadium on Friday, 2 June.

The two finalists, Real Madrid and Juventus have been informed of the decision.

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