Russia no longer hosting Champions League final, Paris picked as replacement host

Russia no longer hosting Champions League final, Paris picked as replacement host

Russia was stripped of hosting the Champions League final by UEFA on Friday with St Petersburg replaced by Paris after Russias invasion of Ukraine.

The mens final will still be held on May 28 but now at the 80000seat Stade de France after the decision by UEFAs executive committee.
UEFA wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to French Republic President Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and commitment to have European club footballs most prestigious game moved to France at a time of unparalleled crisis European footballs governing body said in a statement Together with the French government.
UEFA will fully support multistakeholder efforts to ensure the provision of rescue for football players and their families in Ukraine who face dire human suffering destruction and displacement.
The meeting also decided that Russian and Ukrainian clubs and national teams in UEFA competitions will have to play at neutral venues until further notice.
The Stade de France last hosted the Champions League final 16 years ago when Barcelona beat Arsenal in the 2006 final.

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