Champions League final moved to Paris from St Petersburg after Russian invasion of Ukraine | Soccer News

UEFA moved the Champions League final to Paris from St Petersburg, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The final will take place at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28.

A UEFA statement said: “The UEFA Executive Committee today held an extraordinary meeting following the serious escalation of the security situation in Europe.

“The UEFA Executive Committee has decided to move the 2021/22 UEFA Men’s Champions League Final from Saint Petersburg to the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The match will be played as originally scheduled on Saturday 28 May at 21:00 THIS.

“UEFA would like to express its thanks and gratitude to the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and his commitment to relocating the most prestigious match in European club football to France at a time of unprecedented crisis. together with the French government, UEFA will fully support – the efforts of stakeholders to ensure the rescue of football players and their families in Ukraine who are facing terrible human suffering, destruction and displacement.”

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