European football to rule body UEFA will decide on Friday whether to do so move this yearThe Champions League final from St. Petersburg following the Russian attack on Thursday Ukraine.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has called an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee on Friday morning, the organization confirmed.
The announcement came after a group of European lawmakers wrote to UEFA on Thursday, asking him to change location and stop considering Russian cities for international football competitions.
The Champions League right through the showcase match in European club footballera set which will be held at the Zenit stadium in St. Petersburg on May 28 – an event which would normally have been drawn thousands of fans from all over the continent.
The stadium is known as Gazprom Stadium after a sponsorship deal with The Russian state energy company, which also sponsors the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Euro 2024 national team competition.
“Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours the UEFA President decided call an extraordinary encounter of the Executive Committee for Friday 25 February at 10:00 CET, in to assess the situation and take everything necessary decisions”said UEFA in a declaration.
The Zenit St. Petersburg is also in action in the Europa League on Thursday, playing in Spain against Real Betis and UEFA said the game will not be affected.
“UEFA can confirm that’s all tonight games will be played as scheduled “, the organization She said.