Paris to replace St. Petersburg as Champions League final host

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



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By AP

Published: Fri 25 Feb 2022, 1:42 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Feb 2022, 2:28 PM

Paris to replace St. Petersburg as Champions League final host, person with knowledge of the decision says.

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

The Kremlin on Friday said it regretted UEFA’s decision to move this year’s Champions League final from St Petersburg to Paris in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the city would have made a good host for a “festival of football”.

European soccer’s governing body also said the home games of Ukrainian and Russian club and national teams competing in UEFA competitions would be played at neutral venues “until further notice”.


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