Ligue 1 Season Canceled With No Games Until At Least September
The 2019-20 season in France will be canceled on Tuesday as Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is set to announce football games – even behind closed doors – will not be allowed before August.
Last week, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced plans for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to resume on June 17, with UEFA setting a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to be completed.
However, French outlet Le Parisien reported that it could be announced on Tuesday afternoon by Philippe that the return of games will not be authorized before August, even behind closed doors, as part of the next stage of their lockdown plans beyond May 11.
The report details that while the league and clubs want to resume training after May 11, the government does not see the resumption of professional sport as a priority.
And now newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that the season has been canceled ahead of the planned announcement.
The LFP are planning to meet in May to decide on how the tables for this season should be defined and which teams will be promoted and relegated.
They will also decide who will be given European places at the same meeting and if PSG, who are 12 points clear at the top, will be crowned champions.