Russia is bidding to host the 2021 Champions League final at St. Petersburg Stadium, a 2018 World Cup venue.

UEFA says the Russian and German soccer federations have expressed interest in the final, with Bayern Munich’s stadium in the running. Bayern lost the 2012 final to Chelsea at its home arena.

Both the 68,000-capacity home of Zenit St. Petersburg and 75,000-seat Allianz Arena in Munich will also host four games at the 2020 European Championship, including quarterfinal matches.

UEFA says formal bids must follow by Feb. 15.

The UEFA executive committee will pick the 2021 final host in May or June.

Three countries are competing to host the 2021 Europa League final: Austria (Vienna), Georgia (Tbilisi), and Spain (Seville).


Source: The Associated Press

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