Foot: the Champions League final moved?
The Champions League final, supposed to take place in Saint Petersburg on May 28, is threatened and could be relocated. For its part, Sweden, which could face Russia in the final of the European Zone play-offs to access the 2022 World Cup, announced on Thursday its refusal to play against the Russians.
The Ukrainian championship has been suspended until further notice. Foreign players playing in Premier-Liha are currently trying to leave the country. The UEFA Executive Committee will meet this Friday at 10 a.m. to take further action.
Basketball: matches involving Russian clubs postponed
The Euroleague has formalized that the matches of the 27th day involving the Russian teams will be postponed. Three matches are concerned: Bayern Munich – CSKA Moscow; Vitoria – Kazan and Zenit – Barcelona.
On the women’s side, FIBA has postponed the match between Ukraine and Spain, scheduled for Sunday in Kiev. This meeting, which was to be held as part of the qualifications for the 2023 World Cup, could, if conditions allow, take place in June-July during the next international window.
F1: drivers call for a boycott
Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel are calling for a boycott of the Russian Grand Prix, which is due to take place next September (September 23-25). The two pilots do not want to go to a country at war. Measures should be taken soon. “For my part, my opinion is that I should not go. I will not go. I think it’s wrong to race in this country. I am sorry for the innocent people who lose their lives, who are killed for stupid reasons and for a very strange and crazy governance”said Verstappen.
Rugby: postponements and cancellations already announced
The Snow Rugby Championship, which was to take place on February 27 and 28 in Moscow, will ultimately not take place and is cancelled. The match between Georgia and Russia scheduled for Sunday in Tbilisi for the Rugby Europe Championship has been postponed. Finally, there is, for the moment, no postponement or cancellation concerning the meeting which opposes Spain to Russia within the framework of the women’s European championship and which must take place on Saturday in Madrid.
Handball: questions persist
Last Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain was to travel to Ukraine on the ground of Zaporozhye. Eventually, the meeting was postponed. Even if the date is still to be determined, Paris could face its opponent in Slovakia, in Presov. The Ukrainian women’s national team is expected to face the Czech Republic twice away from home. But the European Federation has suspended all international matches in Ukraine for four weeks. PSG and the Czech Republic women’s team will have to wait to be fixed.