UEFA’s Executive Committee held an extraordinary meeting following the serious escalation of the security situation in Europe following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The committee has decided to move the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final from Saint Petersburg to the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The match will be played as originally scheduled on May 28 at 21:00 CET (1:30 IST).
Through a statement, they also expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, for his support and commitment to moving the most prestigious game of European club football to France at a time of unparalleled crisis.
“Uefa, together with the French government, will fully support multi-stakeholder efforts to secure the rescue of footballers and their families in Ukraine who are facing severe human suffering, destruction and displacement,” the commission wrote.
UEFA’s Executive Committee has also decided that Russian and Ukrainian football clubs and national teams participating in the competitions will play their home games at neutral venues.
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