Champions League: Russia risks hosting of final over Ukraine conflict


Officials at European football’s governing body have been holding discussions on the impact of Russia’s deepening intervention in Ukraine on whether the Champions League final can still be staged in St. Petersburg.
The showpiece game in European football is due to be played in the Russian city on May 28, the biggest sporting event in the country since the 2018 World Cup.
UEFA hasn’t issued a fresh statement since fears were raised of a fuller Russian invasion of Ukraine after Moscow announced on Monday that its recognition of independence for areas in eastern Ukraine extends to territory currently held by Ukrainian forces.