Hiddink makes Uefa claim

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Guus Hiddink believes it suits Uefa to have a UEFA Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

Chelsea boss believes all-English final would have been unpopular

Guus Hiddink believes it suits Uefa to have a UEFA Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona rather than an all-English contest. Three Premier League teams progressed to the semi-finals and one was guaranteed to make the Rome showpiece from United's tie with Arsenal. Chelsea looked like setting up a repeat of last year's final when they opened the scoring against Barcelona, but Andres Iniesta's late strike at Stamford Bridge gave the Spanish side victory on away goals. The Blues were frustrated with the manner of their defeat after being denied a number of penalties by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo. They have been charged with improper conduct by Uefa and Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa also face possible punishment after reacting angrily. Hiddink has rejected theories of a conspiracy but he does think another final between Chelsea and United would have been unpopular with Uefa. "It is difficult to talk about conspiracy if you have no proof," Hiddink told Chelsea TV. "I am rather human as well and I think Uefa, they will not say it, were very happy there was not an all-English final for the second consecutive time. "First of all we should have scored more goals in the home game but besides that I feel the anger and the injustice. "This was not an inexperienced referee. He had some problems in the past but he was not inexperienced. I do not know what happened that night. I think he had a total blackout that evening. It was not his first big game but it was amazing how he did not react."

Russia return

A number of Chelsea players have pleaded with Hiddink to stay at the club but he insists he will be returning to his role as full-time boss of Russia. "I have my commitments, bedsides the contracts, to renewing the Russia squad," he explained. "At the end of the World Cup qualification period it would not be fair from my side to say that I am going. "There is a commitment you give to people and I did that to the Russian players. There is a new generation of Russian players and it would not be fair from my side to say goodbye because I'd like to do another job. I have my commitments to them as well and I want to fulfil them."

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