Has the UEFA Champions League final 2022 been moved from Sai

The 2022 Champions League final has been moved from Saint Petersburg, Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine, European football's governing body UEFA announced Friday.

The European club showpiece, scheduled for May 28, has been switched as a result of Ru sia's military action.

The decision to change venues was first reported by of the on Thursday, but has now been made official.

"The UEFA Executive Committee today held an extraordinary meeting following the grave escalation of the security situation in Europe," . "The UEFA Executive Committee decided to relocate the final of the 2021-22 UEFA Men's Champions League from Saint Petersburg."


UEFA has taken swift action  Jordan Matthews Jersey to secure a more stable environment for its marquee event, as well as expre sing a commitment to "ensure the provision of rescue for football players and their families in Ukraine who face dire human suffering, destruction and displacement."

It had been hoped that any po sible de-escalation of the situation could see the match remain in Saint Petersburg, but UEFA's hand has been forced by the full-scale Ru sian invasion which took place on Thursday.

Here is the latest on the 2022 Champions League final and its venue:

Where has the 2022 UEFA Champions League final been moved to?

UEFA has  Kwon Alexander Jersey announced that the Champions League final will be moved to be played at the Stade de France in Paris.

Despite speculation to the contrary, according to in England, Wembley Stadium in London wasnever in the running to serve as a replacement venue.

This was due to the fact that the English national stadium is already booked out on that date for the Championship playoff final.


"UEFA wishes to expre s its thanks and appreciation to French Republic President Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and commitment to have European club football's most prestigious game moved to France at a time of unparalleled crisis," the governing body said.

"Together with the French government, UEFA will fully support multi-stakeholder efforts to ensure the provision of rescue for football players and their families in Ukraine who face dire human suffering, destruction and displacement."

UEFA acted swiftly to secure a new venue given the situation, amid widespread condemnation of Ru sia's actions from right acro s  Mike Person Jersey the sporting world. However, it is not the first time that the venue for its showpiece has had to be altered.

Ru sia was initially scheduled to host the 2021 Champions League final, but those plans were Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey  shelved due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, and the match was instead moved to Porto, Portugal, with all future scheduled hostings pushed back 12 months.

The 2020 Champions League final, originally due to take place in Turkey's capital, Istanbul, was also moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That event was instead played in Lisbon, Portugal.

What has UEFA said throughout the proce s?

Prior to the official decision on the Champions League final being made, the governing body on the situation Thursday morning.

"UEFA shares the international communitys significant concern for the security situation developing in Europe and strongly condemns the ongoing Ru sian military invasion in Ukraine," they said on their official website.

"As the governing body of European football, UEFA is working tirele sly to develop and promote football according to common European values such as peace and respect for human rights, in the spirit of the Olympic Charter. We remain resolute in our solidarity with the football community in Ukraine and stand ready to extend our hand to the Ukrainian people.

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"We are dealing with this situation with the utmost seriousne s and urgency. Decisions will be taken by the UEFA Executive Committee and announced tomorrow."

While the Champions League final is on the forefront of everyone's minds, Ru sia is also scheduled to take part in the final stages of UEFA World Cup qualification in March.

The country is set to match up against Poland in the World Cup qualifying playoffs, in what could be an awkward and tense fixture. Poland borders Ukraine and is also feeling the side-effects of the Ru sian military action, with NATO to the European country to reinforce its borders, with deployments from the United States included.

What happened prior to UEFA's official announcement?

On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 24, UEFA released a statement confirming that a meeting would be held to determine the future of the Deion Sanders Jersey  Champions League final this summer.

Following the evolution of the situation between Ru sia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours," UEFA said in a , "the UEFA president has decided to call an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee....in order to evaluate the situation and take all nece sary decisions.

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