UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has called an “extraordinary meeting” for Friday to discuss whether Russia should be stripped of the Champions League final due to the escalating situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine says Russia has launched a “full-scale invasion” with explosions heard in major cities including Kyiv and Kharkiv.
The Champions League final on Saturday, May 28 is currently scheduled to be held at Zenit St Petersburg’s Gazprom Arena.
Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine, the UEFA president has called an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for 10:00 CET on Friday 25 February, in order to evaluate the situation and take all necessary decisions.
European football’s governing body issued a statement on Thursday, which read: “Following the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours, the UEFA President has decided to call an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for Friday 25 February at 10:00 CET, in order to evaluate the situation and take all necessary decisions.”
Already ,the Ukrainian Premier League season which oath to have kicked off Friday has been suspended.
Wembley Stadium which hosted the 2020 Euro Championship is being considered among other venues as alternative.