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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Breaking News: Ligue 1 CANCELED

Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 were forced to cancel the 2019/20 campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

France prime minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sport events will be held in the country before September.

 

France have 23,293 confirmed deaths from 165,842 cases of Covid-19 and is one of the worst-affected regions by the worldwide pandemic.


 


The authorities banned all sport events including football matches and the fixtures are not allowed to be played even behind closed doors. 


Several countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy are optimistic that they can finish their seasons until the end of June, but now Ligue 1 will not see their 2019/20 seasons completed.



According to RMC Sport, senior LFP officials are due to meet in May to discuss the promotion to the European tournaments and the relegation.

 

Paris Saint-Germain are now 12 points clear at the top of the League 1 table, but it is still not decided whether they are going to be crowned champions or not. 


PSG campaign in the Champions League is under question too as they might not be allowed to participate in the next leg. The Parisians have reached the quarter-finals just before the season was suspended due to the pandemic.


 


After the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie were canceled now Ligue 1 is the first ‘top five league’ to follow them.

 

However, this means that there will not be no top-flight action in France this summer, but there is still a big chance that the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A are going to resume their campaigns.

 

Premier League clubs have returned to their training grounds, including Arsenal and Tottenham and the restart date for the England football is yet to be decided.

 

June 8 has been reported as a potential start date for the Premier League, as to the Bundesliga it is expected that the fixtures will resume in May 9.