UEFA Ready To Move Champions League Final Away From Russia
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UEFA Ready To Move Champions League Final Away From Russia. According to Marca, UEFA is planning to move the Champions League final away from Saint Petersburg following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Before making a final decision on which city will host Europe’s elite club competition, the continent’s governing body will wait to see how the violent rebellion develops.

Despite the fact that Istanbul was the assigned city, the last two finals were held in Lisbon and Porto. However, the game was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Turkey.

UEFA Ready To Move Champions League Final Away From Russia
UEFA Ready To Move Champions League Final Away From Russia

There would be pressure to hold another all-English final in the UK, as there was last year between Chelsea and Manchester City, but two major stadiums are already off-limits.

On May 28, Wembley Stadium will host the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, while the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the Betfred Challenge Cup Final in the rugby league.

It could open the door to other venues in England’s capital, such as West Ham’s London Stadium, which has space in its summer schedule, or elsewhere in the UK, such as Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, which hosted the Champions League final in 2017.

“We have a great history of putting on world-class events from Major League Baseball to sold-out concerts and, of course, Premier League matches,” London Stadium chief executive Graham Gilmore told The Daily Telegraph.

“We are always happy to hear from event holders, and there is a clear track record of the stadium and London hosting the biggest events brilliantly.”

Chelsea, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, is in the last 16 of the Champions League, along with Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United.

 

By Clive Banda

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