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Arsenal: Why has Europa League kick-off time changed?


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Arsenal: Why has Europa League kick-off time changed?

The Estadio D. Afonso Henriques where Arsenal will take on Vitoria on WednesdayArsenal will play their Europa League group game against Vitoria SC at an unusual time on Wednesday, to avoid traffic congestion in Portugal.The tie will be played at 15:50 GMT on 6 November – a day earlier than the other 23 fixtures taking…

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Estadio D. Afonso Henriques

The Estadio D. Afonso Henriques where Arsenal will handle Vitoria on Wednesday

Toolbox will play their Europa League group game versus Vitoria SC at an unusual time on Wednesday, to prevent traffic jam in Portugal.

The tie will be played at 15: 50 GMT on 6 November – a day earlier than the other 23 fixtures occurring.

Portuguese competitors Braga host Besiktas at the Municipal Stadium on Thursday, 15 miles from Vitoria’s house ground.

By moving Toolbox’s video game, Uefa wishes to ease pressure on Portuguese authorities and avoid hectic traffic.

Along with moving the component a day earlier, the video game is kicking off at an unusual time to avoid broadcasting clashes with the Champions League.

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Europa League matches usually happen at either 17: 55 GMT or 20: 00 GMT on Thursdays.

Vitoria’s group video game with Standard Liege with likewise occur on a Wednesday, moving from 28 November to 27 November.

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