The LFP will study the ‘sports and economic consequences’ of the end of the season


Retrieved 29 April 2020, 03:36 IST

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel

The directors of the Ligo de Football Professional (LFP) will meet on Thursday to study the “sports and economic consequences” of the French government ending the season.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a speech to parliament on Tuesday that there would be no professional football, rugby or other sports before September due to the coronavirus crisis.

That means the 201920 League 1 and 2 promotions are over, the next domestic fixtures will come at the start of the 2020-21 season.

The board of directors had earlier announced plans to resume the 2016-2017 League 1 and League 2 seasons in June 2011-2020.

Instead, the decision should be made now. League 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain – Marseille, who finished second in a game at hand, have been awarded 12 points, as well as promotion, relegation and European qualification.

“At the April 26 meeting, the LFP Board noted the announcement by Prime Minister Edward Philippe.” In an LFP statement.

“From the beginning of this health crisis, the LFP will strictly follow the guidelines of the government and the health authorities.

“The bureau of the board of directors will meet on April 30 to study the sports and economic consequences of the measures announced by the prime minister.”

Toulouse is at the foot of the League 1 table, will play 10 games with second-bottom Amiens 10 points behind, and Nimes is in 18th place.

Laurent and Lens occupy two automatic promotion spaces of two levels, which division they will play in next season.

The top two levels were suspended indefinitely on March 13 amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

More than 23,000 people have died in France since being infected with the virus. The nationwide lockdown continues until at least May 11th.