The European Football Association “UEFA” is considering making an official decision to transfer the final of the European Champions League for the current season from the Russian city of St. Petersburg, against the background of political events between Russia and Ukraine.
The final of this season’s Champions League will be held at the “Gazprom Arena” in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 28, as was previously decided before the start of the tournament.
The Spanish newspaper “AS” said that UEFA is forced to move the final to another country, after the Russian invasion of Ukrainian lands, and Wembley Stadium in London is the immediate alternative to hosting the Champions League final.
The newspaper pointed out that Wembley Stadium will be a potential alternative, 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.
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.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and defending champion Chelsea have all reached the knockout stages of the Champions League.