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Le Graët marks a “final” end of the 2019-2020 season, no resumption in the fall


In an interview with Le Télégramme, the president of the French football federation Noël Le Graët said Tuesday that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, like National 1 and the first female division, are "definitively stopped for the 2019-2020 season".

"These four competitions are definitively stopped for the 2019-2020 season," said the boss of football in France in an interview posted online by the Breton daily Le Télégramme, in reaction to announcements by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Tuesday before the deputies. "The 2019-2020 season of professional sports, especially football, will not be able to resume," said the head of government in the afternoon. The leagues can always consider ending the exercise from August, then tempered the Ministry of Sports.

In a press release, the FFF, which convened its executive committee on Tuesday, approved the final decision by the National and the D1 women, inviting the League (LFP) “to inform it as soon as possible of the sports consequences that she intends to take advantage of the situation to close the L1 and L2 championships ”.  " The FFF will be particularly attentive to sports equity and to the economic viability of the guidelines that will be recommended," it is also indicated. "A decision will also be taken soon with regard to the evolution of health conditions concerning the reprogramming of the finals of the Coupe de France and the Coupe de France feminine 2019-2020 ”, also explains the authority.

"I don't see how we could make dams."

On fixing the final rankings, Le Graët says he wants to comply with "regulations". "So there should be 2 National climbs in D2, the D2 should have two descents and two climbs and therefore two Ligue 1 descents because I don't see how we could make jump-offs," he told the regional newspaper. In his mind, the rankings will be frozen after "the last day" disputed in full. Toulouse and Amiens would then slide into L2 next season, while Lorient and Lens would climb to the upper floor.

The Federation had announced on April 16 the final cessation of all of its amateur and youth championships, evoking conversely the prospect of a "resumption" of the seasons of National 1 (3rd div.) And D1 women . The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 professional championships, managed for their part by the Professional Football League (LFP), have been suspended since mid-March in the face of the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Source: lefigaro

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