UEFA have urged Manchester United and Chelsea fans not to travel to Moscow for the Champions League final unless they have a valid match ticket.
Following talks between European football’s governing body and the Russian government, supporters possessing a genuine ticket will be permitted to use it in lieu of a visa.
UEFA says supporters will be wasting their time if they travel to the game without a legitimate ticket.
Spokesman William Gaillard told the BBC: “Don’t go there. Spare yourself the aggravation of being rejected at the stadium.
“I would tell the fans ‘be reasonable, stay put’ because otherwise you are going to have to pay for a full visa.
“It will be complicated to get it in most cases as you will have no proof of hotel reservations and, of course, no ticket. It’s going to be expensive.
“The Russian authorities are also going to be very strict about people trying to get into the stadium with counterfeit tickets or tickets that don’t really belong to them.”
Although a Fans’ Park will be available in Moscow, Gaillard added: “Is it worth spending all that money just to go to a Fans’ Park when I’m sure there will be plenty of public places in the UK showing the game?”