Paris Confirmed To Host UEFA Champions League Final New Venue Due To Russia-Ukraine War [Read Full Details]

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The 2022 Champions League final will be held in Paris after St Petersburg was stripped of the event by UEFAdue to Russia's invasion of Ukraine this week

Paris will host the 2022 UEFA Champions League final after Russia were stripped of the right to host the showpiece game.

The biggest game in European club football was due to take place at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg on May 28.

But Russia's invasion of Ukraine has seen them lose their host city status with UEFA deciding on Paris as a replacement.

Wembley was in the running but the French capital has got the nod with the Stade de France now set to host the game.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin quickly called an extraordinary meeting for Friday morning amid the escalating situation in Ukraine where the venue change was decided.

Russian and Ukrainian teams - both club and national - will also be required to play at neutral venues in European competitions until further notice.

A UEFA statement read: "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.

"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.


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