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UEFA confirms new venue for 2021/22 Champions League final due to Russia and Ukraine conflict

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UEFA has confirmed that May’s Champions League final has been moved from St Petersburg to Paris in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

European football’s governing body made the announcement after an extraordinary meeting of its executive committee on Friday. The game was scheduled to take place at the Gazprom Arena in Russia’s second-largest city on 28 May.

Uefa said on Thursday that it strongly condemned the invasion and remained resolute in its “solidarity with the football community in Ukraine”.

UEFA released an official statement on their website to confirm the new stadium that will host the Champions League final.

“The UEFA Executive Committee today held an extraordinary meeting following the grave escalation of the security situation in Europe,” the association said.

“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.”

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