The French government has decided to end the Ligue 1 season but also the Ligue 2 season. The French championship will resume in August and thus begin its new 2020/2021 campaign.This is a decision that is likely to make a lot of noise among many clubs. Threatened by the coronavirus crisis, many championships have suspended their activities, including that of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
However, if there was any hope of resuming the season in May, it was without counting on the speech of French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Tuesday afternoon before the National Assembly, which changed all plans.
Les grandes manifestations sportives, culturelles, notamment les festivals, les grands salons professionnels, ne pourront se tenir avant le mois de septembre. La saison 2019-2020 de sports professionnels, notamment celle de football, ne pourra pas non plus reprendre.
— Edouard Philippe (@EPhilippePM) April 28, 2020
“Major sporting and cultural events, all events bringing together more than 5000 participants and which must be organized in advance cannot be held before September”, he said, before adding that “the 2019 season -2020 football will not be able to resume ”.
This decision is part of the terms of the deconfinement in France implemented by the government from May 11.
It remains to be seen how the governing bodies of French football will organize themselves regarding the final rankings of the current championships in order to determine the European places, but also the ups and downs.
In addition, the Professional Football League (LFP) has planned to convene a general assembly in mid-May to answ