Soccer fans party in Porto before Champions League final

Thousands of English fans have travelled to Porto to see Saturday's match without restrictions of movement once arriving in the city.

A last-minute decision to relax COVID-19 safety rules for the soccer final has angered residents of the Portuguese city.

European soccer governing body UEFA moved the final between the two English clubs from Istanbul to Porto to allow English fans to travel to the match under COVID-19 restrictions.

Some Porto residents fear a spike in infections because of the highly contagious coronavirus variant spreading in parts of England after first being identified in India.

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