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Champions League Final Set To Be Moved From St Petersburg After Russia Launches Invasion Of Ukraine

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The final was set to be held in Saint Petersburg in May but is now set to be moved to an alternative location. With Wembley, West Ham and Tottenham all keen to bring the game to England, UEFA has called an emergency meeting for Friday after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Champions League final on May 28 was set to be staged in St Petersburg City is set to be stripped of the final, which could potentially come to London. Wembley or stadiums of Tottenham or West Ham could host the match instead.

Russia will be stripped of the Champions League final after UEFA convened an emergency meeting for Friday.

The biggest game of the European club calendar was scheduled to take place at the Krestovsky Stadium, known commercially as the Gazprom Arena, on 28 May. Alternative venues will now be explored, with Wembley Stadium understood to be one option.

A UEFA statement on Thursday morning read: “Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours, the UEFA President has decided to call an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for Friday 25 February at 10am CET, in order to evaluate the situation and take all necessary decisions.”

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