WEST Ham and Tottenham have emerged as potential options for the Champions League Final should Uefa move the show on May 29 from St Petersburg.
The Uefa chiefs are preparing the ground to strip the Gazprom Arena of the game after Russia invaded Ukraine.
And the two opponents Prem are among the candidates who put their hands on the match stage if it is shipped shortly.
Wembleydue to host the 2024 Finals, is interpreted as a less likely alternative, especially with Uefa’s tie against the EFL weekend playoffs.
Uefa gave himself some breathing room before making the final decision despite understanding that the chances of the match staying in Russia’s second city were slim.
Uefa’s main goal is for the game to be moved to a major European city with stadiums, transport connections, infrastructure and accommodation to cater to thousands of fans.
London ticks all those boxes but other options include Rome, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona, along with Munich, although the Bavarian city is scheduled to host the game in 2025.
Uefa is unlikely to make a final decision on the location until early May.
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And the prime minister Boris Johnson It will be fun when London steps in.
He said his invasion would lead to: “A Russia with pariah status – [there is] there is no chance to organize football tournaments in a Russia that invades sovereign states”.
And Secretary of State Liz Truss appealed to English clubs boycott the Champions Leagueif the final is not moved from Russia.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17751705/west-ham-tottenham-champions-league-final-venue-russia-invade-ukraine/ West Ham and Tottenham’s options to host the Champions League final against Russia are about to be ruled out after the invasion of Ukraine