BREAKING: UEFA moves Champions League final from Russia to France

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Friday announced the shift of the 2022 Champions League finals from Russia.

UEFA moved the Champions League final from Russia to France.

The body took the decision at Friday’s emergency meeting.

UEFA said the Champions League final which was scheduled for Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg on May 28 will now hold at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris.

A statement by the European football governing body said the decision was due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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The statement reads: “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.”

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