Russia reacts as UEFA moves Champions League final to Paris

Russia reacts as UEFA moves Champions League final to Paris

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Russia has communicated its disappointment after UEFA moved the last of the current year’s Champions League from St Petersburg to Paris.

The game was at first planned to be played at the Gazprom Arena on May 28.

Yet, following the attack of Ukraine, Russia will never again have the masterpiece occasion.

It will rather occur at the Stade de France in Paris, France.

“It’s a pity, of course, that such a decision was made. But [the decision] has been made, so it is accepted,” Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, said.

Whenever found out if he believed UEFA’s choice to be politically persuaded, the representative answered: “No, I didn’t say that. I just expressed regret.”

Notwithstanding St Petersburg being deprived of host city status for the Champions League final, it has been concluded that club and national groups contending in European contests in both Russia and Ukraine will currently be expected to play at neutral venues.

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