The Government of France confirms definitive suspension of Ligue 1
The football season in France has ended. Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 season over, no sport in France before September. French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe made it official in an appearance in which he evaluated the impact of the coronavirus and the measures to be taken to achieve its extinction. Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 will not play any more games this year; despite the fact that the League wanted it to resume on June 17; while UEFA set a deadline to end on August 2.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in his speech to the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon that there will be no soccer in France until September. “Events that bring together more than 5,000 participants cannot take place before September. Competitions will not resume, especially soccer. There is a risk of a second wave and it is serious; nor will the training be resumed as planned; since the French government prohibited collective training of more than ten people.
The Government announced the unconfinement plan for France and in it, soccer will not be able to resume until September as the minimum sanitary conditions for its return are not met. A plan that conflicts with the Ligue 1 proposal; which hoped to resume training in May and be able to play behind closed doors later; completing its competitions in June and July.
Now, the French League and Federation will have to meet to see what they do with promotions, descents, the champion, and how this affects the next campaign. This decision is in line with that adopted by the Dutch government; which banned any sporting event until September, which led to the cancellation of the Eredivisie season, leaving the title deserted, suppressing promotions and descents and confirming the teams classified for the Champions and the Europa League for their classification..