UEFA call emergency meeting after Russia invades Ukraine

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UEFA delegates will meet on Friday in an emergency meeting following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday, Russian forces launched a major military attack on their neighbouring country, with reports of missile strikes and explosions near major cities.

The Champions League final is currently set to take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg, while there are World Cup play-offs coming up between Russia and Sweden and Scotland and Ukraine which will be affected by the invasion.

UEFA now look set to address all these issues when they gather in a meeting tomorrow.

The organisation released 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.

“Further communication will be made after the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee.

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