Champions League final to be moved from Russia amid Ukraine invasion, UEFA to announce

Sky News says UEFA is to announce on Friday it is moving the Champions League final from St Petersburg, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine - London tipped to host the finals at Wembley.

Champions League final to be moved from Russia amid Ukraine invasion, UEFA to announce

Sky News says UEFA is to announce on Friday it is moving the Champions League final from St Petersburg, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has called an “extraordinary meeting” of its executive committee when officials will discuss the crisis.

It is widely reported, but not confirmed, that the showpiece match on 28 May will no longer be played at the 68,000-capacity Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg.

In a tweet posted on Thursday, European football’s governing body said: “Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours, the UEFA President has decided to call an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for Friday 25 February at 10:00 CET, in order to evaluate the situation and take all necessary decisions.”

https://news.sky.com/story/champions-league-final-to-be-moved-from-russia-uefa-to-announce-12550347

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