Paris to host Champions League Final

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Paris to host Champions League final

UEFA has moved the Champions League final from St Petersburg to Paris following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The final was previously slated to be played at the Gazprom Arena in the Russian city of St Petersburg on 28 May, but this has been changed to the Stade de France in Paris instead.

The decision to move the football showpiece event was made at an emergency meeting of European football’s governing body today.

A statement from European football’s governing body said: “The UEFA executive committee decided to relocate the final of the 2021-22 UEFA Men’s Champions League from St Petersburg to Stade de France in St Denis.

“The game will be played as initially scheduled on Saturday, May 28 at 9 pm CET.

It comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

Russia and Ukraine were also both scheduled to play World Cup play-off matches in March, but FIFA said the situation between them would be monitored.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino recently said the governing body has “a duty to look into the footballing consequences of what is happening”.

He said: “FIFA condemns the use of force by Russia in Ukraine and any type of violence to resolve conflicts. Violence is never a solution and FIFA calls on all parties to restore peace through constructive dialogue.”

Champions League Final in Paris will take place on 28th May.

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