Football: The Champions League final will be played at the Stade de France and not in Saint Petersburg


As expected, UEFA decided last Friday to withdraw the Champions League final from Saint Petersburg after the Russian attack in Ukraine.

She was relocalized at the Stade de France, which will therefore host the event on May 28 for the third time in its history after 2000 and 2006.

“UEFA would like to express its thanks and appreciation to President Macron for his personal support and his commitment to bringing the most prestigious match in European club football to France in this period of unprecedented crisis”, announces the body. in his press release. This is the sixth time for France, the Parc des Princes in Paris having already hosted the final three times (1956, 1975, 1981).

The decision was taken at an extraordinary UEFA meeting scheduled for Friday following the war in Ukraine launched by Russia. “The UEFA Executive Committee has also decided that clubs, as well as Russian and Ukrainian national teams, participating in UEFA competitions will be required to play their home matches on neutral grounds until further notice” , said the European body. _AF

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