After Belgium and the Netherlands, France is the third country in Europe to accept the “death” of the Ligue 1 canceled season 2019-2020 after an official decision from the Government.
A bitter cancelation of Ligue
On the evening of April 28 (local time), Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced his decision to ban all sports activities as well as Ligue 1 canceled taking place in French territory until September, even on the field without an audience.
According to L’Equipe sports daily , the French Professional Football Association (LFP) has announced the cancellation of the entire rest of the 2019-2020 season with two top football leagues, Ligue 1 and Ligue. 2.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe declared a ban on events gathering over 10 people
Last week, the LFP announced plans to “re-export” the season on June 17, however, the complicated course of the Covid-19 epidemic caused all calculations to collapse completely. France has had more than 168,000 cases of Covid-19 and 23,000 deaths. Even Ligue 1 has recorded the first case of Covid-19 as Junior Sambia midfielder of Montpellier Club.
It is expected that in the next few days, the LFP will meet to decide on the method to end the season, including determining the championship title, the teams winning the European Cup and the team receiving the promotion and relegation. In Ligue 1, after 28 rounds, the leading team PSG is 12 points behind the next opponent Marseille but it is unlikely to “pocket” the 9th championship in history if LFP decides to leave the football throne open. France this season.
PSG are likely not to be awarded the championship title
Ligue 1 canceled was the first major tournament in Europe’s “Big Five” to cancel the season due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. Previously, two mid-range tournaments, Jupiler Pro League (Belgium) and Eredivisie (Netherlands), announced an end soon for the same reason.
However, while the Belgian season “landed” safely with the championship being given to the leading team of Club Brugge, in the Netherlands, many teams reacted violently, even threatening to sue the National Football Federation due to not having the best or most up-to-date and relegation champions is the most unfair way to determine European qualification.
The cancellation of Ligue 1 leaves a major influence
The Ligue 1 canceled seems to have a huge impact on the determination of the remaining 4 top leagues such as the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and La Liga despite the authorities in England, Italy, Germany and West. Spain is considering allowing the teams to rehearse and get ready for the season to return as soon as conditions allow.
The European Football Confederation (UEFA) in its latest meeting with representatives of the 55 member national football federations still persisted with the stance expected the league to complete the 2019-2020 season in early August, followed by The remaining of two European cups. In the event of a reluctance to cancel, a country must provide a decision from the Government or the highest authority.
PSG, Marseille, and Rennes will represent Ligue 1 to participate in the Champions League; Lille is likely to compete in the Europa League and Nimes, Amiens and Toulouse are expected to receive relegation tickets. Lyon of Memphis Depay (7th) and Monaco of Cesc Fabregas (9th) have no chance to compete for the European Cup.
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