Uefa has decided to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss whether the Uefa Champions League final should be in Russia or not. This is because of the recent uprising that is happening in Ukraine as Russia has attacked them. The final of this year’s Uefa Champions League was supposed to take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg but with the current situation, it will be moved.
Uefa to Move Champions League Final from Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion on their neighbour Ukraine on Thursday leading to so many lost of lives. The EU Parliament wants European football’s governing body to move the match from the Gazprom Arena, which is set to host the match on 28 May. Zenit St Petersburg’s game on Thursday will go ahead, Uefa has confirmed.
They face the Spanish side Real Betis away in the Europa League at 20:00 GMT. World football’s governing body Fifa is to meet on Thursday to discuss if the final will still take place in Russia. World Cup play-offs are scheduled to take place next month with Russia due to play Poland on 24 March, while Ukraine will travel top Scotland but with all these changes now it will effort the schedule.
All the leagues in Ukraine are currently on hold as a thirds World War is sensed to be around. It would be a major surprise if Uefa did not strip St Petersburg of hosting rights for this year’s Champions League final. From the start of the week, it has been acknowledged Uefa could not hope to host an event in Russia when the country was subject to widespread international sanctions.
Clubs will not want to go there and neither would their fans. The body will hope Zenit St Petersburg are eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday else they will have to play matches in neutral countries.