UEFA is considering moving the Champions League final from Russia to Wembley for security reasons

UEFA is considering moving the Champions League final from Russia to Wembley for security reasons

English press reports revealed that the European Football Association “UEFA” may have to move the Champions League final, from St. Petersburg, Russia, against the backdrop of political events between Russia and Ukraine.

The final match of this season is scheduled to be held at the “Gazprom Arena” in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 28, as it is decided in advance before the start of the tournament.

But according to the English newspaper “Daily Star”, the leaders of the European Football Association (UEFA) will have no choice but to switch the location of the final, in the event of a war between Russia and Ukraine.

The newspaper pointed out that Wembley Stadium in the English capital, London, would be a potential alternative to the biggest match in club football, especially if two English teams reach the final, as the Champions League final is said to be worth more than 60 million pounds for the city in question.

UEFA is closely monitoring the Russian-Ukrainian crisis with the aim of developing a contingency plan if necessary.

Last season’s final was moved from Istanbul to Porto just three weeks before kick-off, after the Turkish city was placed on the coronavirus red list, meaning fans were unable to travel.

Several major European airlines have announced that they will either suspend or reduce flights to both Ukraine and Russia amid heightened security concerns.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and defending champions Chelsea have all reached the knockout stages of the Champions League, and Pep Guardiola’s team has been the bookmaker’s favorite to win the title this season.

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