Abramovich Missed FA Cup Final because of Visa Problems. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was not at the FA Cup final against Manchester United yesterday, because the visa of the Russian billionaire has not been renewed by the United Kingdom. That reports Financial Times and the 99 News.
The British newspaper relies on two people who are close to the Chelsea owner. His visa expired last month and was not renewed.
The reason would be the tense relationship between England and Russia after the poisoning of the Russian ex-double spy Sergei Skripal.
Abramovich, who has a capital of 9.3 billion pounds, bought Chelsea in 2003, but never stayed permanently in England.
The London club won five national titles under Russian, five times the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League. Yesterday, 1-0 was defeated in the FA Cup-final of Manchester United thanks to a goal by Eden Hazard.