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UEFA bans holding of matches at Ukraine's regions with introduced martial law

Martial law became the reason to transfer “Vorskla” – “Arsenal” match from Poltava to Kyiv
13:20, 4 December 2018

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has vetoed the holding of matches in the regions of Ukraine, where martial law imposed as Franceinfo reported citing the official statement of UEFA Secretary-General Giorgio Marchetti.

UEFA has banned not only the holding of the matches under its auspices at the territory of the Ukrainian cities where martial law is imposed but it also prohibited to play in the cities assessable only through the region, where martial law is imposed.

Related: Border Guard Service recommends Ukrainians to refrain from visiting Russia during martial law

This decision extends to the nearest match of FC Shakhtar Donetsk against “Lyon” within the 6th tour of group round of Champions League, which should take place on December 12. The play will be transferred from Kharkiv to another city.

There is a possibility that FC Dynamo Kyiv will not hold the final Euro-Cup match of the year at the home field. On December 13, Kyiv team should play against FK Jablonec (Czech Republic) in the 6th tour of group round of Champions League.

Related: Who wins from declaring martial law in Ukraine?

As we reported Ukraine's national football team got its official schedule of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualification games.

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