Champions League Final In St Petersburg Set To Be Moved

Soccer: UEFA Champions League Final
May 19, 2012; Munich, GERMANY; A general view before the UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-USA TODAY Sports

While Saint Petersburg is set to host the UCL Final later this spring, UEFA is pulling hosting rights for Russia due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which is just under 840 miles from the host stadium.

UEFA released a statement, saying, “Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine, the UEFA president has called an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for 10 a.m. CET [4 a.m. ET] on Friday 25 February, in order to evaluate the situation and take all necessary decisions.”

ESPN has more here.

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