11:01 GMT18 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UEFA has confirmed transfer of the Champions League final in St. Petersburg from 2021 to 2022 after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.

    The finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals of the current season's Champions League will be held in the 'Final 8' format in Lisbon from August 12-23, UEFA said.

    "The #UCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon between 12 and 23 August 2020. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures," the tournament said on Twitter.

    UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen between 10 and 21 August 2020 as single-leg fixtures as well.

    The final of the Champions League 2019/20 was initially scheduled for May 30 in Istanbul.

    Sky Sport Italia said on Monday that Istanbul, which was supposed to host the Champions League 2019/20 final, will be the host of the finals in the 2020/21 season, and St. Petersburg will host the tournament’s final in 2022.

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