Members of the EU Parliament have called on UEFA to rethink its use of Russian companies and venues going forward.
The main bones of contention are the upcoming Champions League Final which will be hosted in St. Petersburg and the ongoing sponsorship from the Russian state owned energy corporation Gazprom.
“We call on you to stop considering St. Petersburg and other Russian cities as venues for international football competitions and to choose as a first and very urgent step an alternative venue for the Champions League final on May 28, 2022,”
“In addition, we appeal to you to convene a special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, to terminate cooperation with Gazprom as UEFA sponsor and to consider sanctions against individual Russian officials who are complicit in the violation of international law.”
These issues are likely to be discussed at the extraordinary meeting called by UEFA scheduled for Friday