UEFA move Champions League final from Saint Petersburg to Paris

February 25, 2022

UEFA has moved this season’s Champions League final from Saint Petersburg in Russia to Paris in France.
At an extraordinary meeting of the Uefa executive committee, the decision was made to shift the May 28 showpiece game out of the 68,000-capacity Gazprom Arena.
The title match will now be played at the 80,000-seat Stade de France in Paris.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forced European football’s governing body to draw up contingency plans.
UEFA also decided that it would relocate any games in tournaments it controls that were to be played in Russia and Ukraine, whether involving clubs or national teams, until further notice.
A statement from European football’s governing body said: “The Uefa executive committee decided to relocate the final of the 2021-22 Men’s Champions League from St Petersburg to Stade de France.
“The game will be played as initially scheduled on Saturday, May 28, at 2100 CET.
“Uefa wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to French Republic president Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and commitment to have European club football’s most prestigious game moved to France at a time of unparalleled crisis.”

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