Leboeuf: Decision to suspend Ligue 1 surprising

Leboeuf Decision to suspend Ligue 1 surprising
Leboeuf Decision to suspend Ligue 1 surprising

The top flight French football (both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2) will not resume as France banned all sporting events, including closed door sporting events, until September.

The 2019-20 sporting season was over as the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans to ease France’s coronavirus lockdown on 11 May.

French football’s governing body had hoped to resume the season on 17 June and finish the campaign on 25 July. Football was suspended indefinitely in France on 13 March.

Defending champions Paris St-Germain are 12 points clear of Marseille at the top of Ligue 1. Toulouse are bottom of the table, whereas with 10/11 matches yet to be played Amiens, Nimes, Dijon and Saint-Étienne were fighting relegations. But

It is not yet known whether Ligue de Football Professional (LFP) will choose to abandon the season with no promotion or relegation and no champions or base the outcome of the campaign on current standings.

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Ligue 1 Table 2019-20 Season

The LFP had previously met on 10 April and voted to resume the Ligue 1 season.

The 2019-20 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume.

It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing.

It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places, nor team or contact sports.

Edouard Philippe, France Prime Minister

European leagues have until 25 May to tell European football’s governing body UEFA whether they want to complete or cancel their seasons.

we are all very shocked about that decision… government supposedly took the decision on its own, meaning that they didn’t talk to the board of the league one.

They could have been, you know, a time where you can think about and see how the, the virus and and all the pandemic goes on and maybe starts a little bit later in June or end of June.

It’s surprising because now we don’t know what’s going to happen was going to be champion, who’s going to be qualified for the Champions League, who’s going to be relegated who’s going to be promoted. Those questions we don’t have answers we have to wait for for now the board of the League One to decide whether they’re going to stop at the day 28, or the day 27 because precision manager plague is stressful on the last day or maybe just the first 18 games of the season. So we don’t have all the answers.

Frank Leboeuf, Former French international and Chelsea footballer on uncertainty in French Football (ESPN)

It’s it’s a hard decision that the government took the socially as well, because we know all (that) the people in France love football and want to see football, but they’re not going to see football and soccer before September.

Frank Leboeuf, Former French international and Chelsea footballer on Football taking a break until September (ESPN)