The Champions League final will take place in St Petersburg on May 29 but ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine could force UEFA to move to a new venue with Wembley running.
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UEFA may have to move this season’s Champions League Final to a new venue – with Wembley running to host the exciting match.
The final will take place in St Petersburg on May 29.
But serious doubts about it taking place at Gazprom Arena have arisen at UEFA, given the Ukraine crisis could see Russia invade their neighboring country.
If this happens, European football’s governing body will have no choice but to abandon the original plan and come up with an alternative venue.
And Wembley would be one of the stadiums seen as a possible alternative to hosting the Final, especially if the match turns out to be all English.
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Staging Champions League Final is said to be worth more than £60m for the host city.
UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace told parliament that there was “good reason to be concerned that President Putin” remained committed to an invasion. ”
UEFA is closely monitoring the Ukraine crisis, in order to come up with a backup plan if needed.
Last season’s final was moved from Istanbul to Porto just three weeks before kick-off, after the Turkish city was placed on the Covid 19 red list, meaning supporters were unable to travel. .
Several major European airlines have announced they will suspend or expand flights to both Ukraine and Russia amid growing security concerns.
City of ManchesterFlower, Liverpool and owner Chelsea have all reached the knockout stages of the Champions League, with Pep Guardiola’s team, the house’s favorite team going to go on and win the championship this season.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/uefa-champions-league-final-venue-26293537 Champions League final venue in doubt with Wembley running late substitute