Champions League Final moved to Paris


The Stade de France in Paris will host this season’s Champions League Final after it was moved from St. Petersburg.
Due to the current Russian invasion of Ukraine there had been talks of moving the final out of Russia and UEFA confirmed that after an emergency meeting today,
A statement from UEFA read: “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 2100 CET.
“UEFA wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to French Republic president Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and commitment to have European club football’s most prestigious game moved to France at a time of unparalleled crisis.”
It added: “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.”
Meanwhile Scotland’s World Cup play-off with Ukraine on March the 24th is in doubt. The game is due to be played at Hampden Park. The Republic of Ireland are away to Ukraine in the Nations League in June but it looks likely to be played at a neutral venue.