Champions League, final in Russia? Pressure from the UK and the European Parliament to act –

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Match scheduled for May 28 in St Petersburg: London is ready to go. In the past two years, the exact location, Istanbul, has been replaced by Lisbon and Porto

UEFA is considering a transfer UEFA Champions League Final scheduled in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to decide
Moscow to send troops to Donbass
The breakaway and pro-Russian region of Ukraine.

The British Prime Minister raised the issue in the English House of Commons Boris Johnson: Russia can’t host soccer tournaments when it invades sovereign countries It is necessary, at this critical moment, for President Putin to understand that what he is doing will cause a catastrophic situation for Russia. London, of course, is ready to step in.

On the same wave as the British government Several MEPs wrote a letter to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Also, a request to terminate the contract with the sponsor Gazprom. In Italy, the Democratic Party follows the same line.

Last year, under pressure from London, UEFA moved the tournament final from Istanbul to Porto Because two English teams were going to play on the pitch, Manchester City and Chelsea ( blues
), and the British government requested a change of location due to the pandemic situation. entered the UK The

to Turkey is on its red list of travel destinations and this would prevent fans of both clubs from attending the match
At Ataturk Stadium.

Also in 2020, the final changed its place, once again from Istanbul, to allow the final eight to be played in the Lisbon bubble in the midst of the pandemic.

Feb 22, 2022 (change on Feb 22, 2022 | 17:04)

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