24 Feb 2022 | 09:40
Many sources from around the world have announced that the European Football Federation (UEFA) is considering withdrawing the right to host the Champions League final this season of Saint Petersburg because of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Gazprom Stadium has a capacity of 68,000, in Saint Petersburg, once selected to host the Champions League final 2021, but due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, UEFA had to choose Porto instead.
And with the current tense situation, Saint Petersburg is likely to once again miss the opportunity to host an important and prestigious match at club level.
Regarding this issue, the highest governing body of European football, officially said: “UEFA is continuously and closely monitoring the situation and any decisions will be made on time, if necessary. “.
Sources from ESPN and Independent say, UEFA is internally discussing a contingency plan for this year’s Champions League final, due to the situation amid escalating tensions in Eastern Europe.
According to ESPN, UEFA is carefully evaluating the alternative. But this organization has no plans to choose Wembley (England) – where it will host in 2024.
Cities such as Rome, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona are options that could be considered by UEFA.