‘A time of unparalleled crisis’ – Uefa

Uefa said the Champions League final would not be held at the Gazprom Arena and would move to the Stade de France in Paris instead.

Uefa thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for “his personal support and commitment” to have the game moved to France at “a time of unparalleled crisis”.

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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.”

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It is the third year running the venue of the Champions League final has been moved – the previous two due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision to strip St Petersburg of the final has been criticised by Russian sporting and political officials.


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Source BBC Sport