STADE DE FRANCE TO HOST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL ON 28 MAY INSTEAD OF SAINT PETERSBURG
The UEFA Executive Committee today held an extraordinary meeting following the grave escalation of the security situation in Europe.
The UEFA Executive Committee decided to relocate the final of the 2021/22 UEFA Men’s Champions League from Saint Petersburg to Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The game will be played as initially scheduled on Saturday 28 May at 21:00 CET.
Together with the French government, UEFA will fully support multi-stakeholder efforts to ensure the provision of rescue for football players and their families in Ukraine who face dire human suffering, destruction and displacement.
At today’s meeting, the UEFA Executive Committee also decided that Russian and Ukrainian clubs and national teams competing in UEFA competitions will be required to play their home matches at neutral venues until further notice.
European parliamentarians wrote to Uefa demanding an end to their relationship with Russian company Gazprom, as the German club Schalke removed the gas company from their shirts.
The football associations of Poland, the Czech Republic and Sweden refused to travel to Russia for the World Cup play-offs.https://www.uefa.com/…/0272-148740475a92-1b97baa3e9d7…/