London's Arsenal will not play in the Poltava League match with the local Vorskla. This decision was made at the UEFA European Football Association due to the introduction of martial law in several regions of Ukraine. Poltava region is not included in their number, but Kharkiv is on the list. The British wanted to fly to Kharkiv airport, and already from there to take a bus to Poltava. But now, shaking Ukrainian roads, "canonires" will not have to, they will arrive in Kiev. Arsenal itself turned to UEFA, and a special emergency commission made a decision on the venue of the match.
"Vorskla" match – "Arsenal" is urgently transferred to Kiev, and will be held tomorrow, November 29, at the stadium "Olimpiysky". Beginning at 19:55. Broadcast on "Football 1" channel.
"Vorskla" is in good time correspondence with UEFA, and tries to convince football officials to return the match to Poltava. But the chances of replaying all back are few. Vorskla promised to make an official statement "in the first half of the day", but so far it has not sounded. Football players trained today in the field of the stadium in Poltava.
Does this mean that the match between the Champions League Shakhtar and Lyon scheduled for December 12 in Kharkiv will be transferred to another city or even to a country? So far, the French have already begun to "prepare" – they would not overshadowed to play not in Ukraine, for sure. But UEFA notes that it will "keep an eye on the security situation in Ukraine over the next few days" before deciding on transfers.
Let's remind that Kiev Dynamo will hold its UEFA Europa League match in the capital of Kazakhstan on Thursday.