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UEFA confirm new location for Champions League final
UEFA have confirmed their decision to relocate this year’s Champions League final on Friday.
The 2022 final was set to be held at Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia but has now been moved to the Stade de France in Paris following recent political developments occurring between Russia and Ukraine.
“The UEFA Executive Committee today held an extraordinary meeting following the grave escalation of the security situation in Europe,” read the statement.
“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.”
Additionally, the statement confirmed Russian and Ukrainian clubs and national teams will play UEFA competitions in neutral venues until further notice.
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