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UEFA Set To Move Champions League Final As Russia Invades Ukraine (Details)

UEFA is now expected to announce soon that Russia will be stripped of the Champions League final, MySportDab reports. 

This comes after Russia decided to invade Ukraine on Thursday.

UEFA are now set to hold an emergency meeting on Friday and announce a final decision.

The Champions League final was meant to be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg on May 28th, 2022.

But Russia’s recent decisions means the final will likely be relocated to another country.

There are three London venues stadiums that could host the Champions League final.

England’s Wembley Stadium, West Ham United London Stadium or Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can be selected as a replacement.

An official statement from UEFA statement read: ‘Due to the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine over the last 24 hours, the UEFA President has called for a general meeting of the Executive Committee for Friday to evaluate the situation and take the next steps.’

UEFA are now been pressured to cancel their £33million-a-season sponsorship contract with Russian energy provider Gazprom.

The Russian brand also sponsor the UEFA Nations League and European Championship finals.

For the meeting on Friday, All members of UEFA’s executive committee have been.

The president of Zenit St Petersburg and the Russian Football Union has also been invited to the meeting.

A UEFA statement today read: ‘UEFA shares the concern of the international community for the security situation developing in Europe.’

UEFA is focused on the best ways to develop and promote football.

‘We remain in our solidarity with the football community in Ukraine and the people of Ukrainian.

‘We are taking this situation seriously. Decisions will be made by the UEFA Executive Committee.’

More to follow…

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