Football-France plans to restart Ligue 1 in June: The Team


France plans to restart Ligue 1 on June 3 or June 17, the latter date being more likely, according to the sports daily L’Equipe on-two-calendars-for-the-recovery-of-the-season-2019-2020-in-league-1/1127032 reported, citing a document from the organizers of the league (LFP).

Football in France was suspended indefinitely last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron extended confinement in the country until May 11.

According to the Team report, if the season resumed on June 17, teams would have to play every three days so that the regular campaign could end on July 25, leaving time for the relegation and promotion playoffs. ” to be completed on August 2.

The team also said that members of the LFP had voted Friday to postpone the start of next season by two weeks to August 23, but that the decision should be confirmed by the French Football Federation (FFF).

The final of the Coupe de France between Paris St Germain and Saint-Etienne is scheduled for June 27, according to the document, while the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Olympique Lyonnais had been fixed in pencil July 11. (Arvind Sriram’s report to Bengaluru; Edition by Peter Rutherford)


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