UEFA has moved the venue for the Champions League final of the 2021/22 season to Stade de France in Saint-Denis in France. The association notified about the change in the new statement they issued earlier today following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The statement read: “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.”
Alongside the announcement regarding the new venue, UEFA thanked France President Emanuel Macron for his support.
“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.
“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.”
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Change of venue for Russian and Ukrainian clubs in UEFA Competitions
The association further stated that the clubs from Russia and Ukraine that are participating in UEFA competitions will have to play their home matches at neutral venues until further notice.
The statement said, “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.
The UEFA Executive Committee further determined to remain on standby to convene further extraordinary meetings, on a regular ongoing basis where required, to reassess the legal and factual situation as it evolves and adopt further decisions as necessary.”
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