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

PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions

Paris Saint-Germain are crowned champions of 2019/20 season for the ninth time after LFP made the decision on Thursday.

 

Earlier this week it was confirmed that all sport events in France are canceled due to the coronavirus, whih means that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 have been suspended too.

 

The prime minister of France canceled all sport events until September.


 

The LFP have confirmed that the Parisians will be crowned champions, despite the league was canceled.

 

It was confirmed that the league standings will remain the way it is, meaning that Stade Rennes and Marseille qualified to the Champions League, while Lille, Nice and Reims will play in the Europa League.

 

The LFP president, Didier Quillot stated that the next season, 2020/21 will start in the end of August.


 

“Our objective is to start the season 20/21 in August – at the latest August 22/23. The date will be decided in consultation with the broadcasters.

 

“If authorised to play behind closed doors, there is a possibility of playing the relevant Cup finals in August too.”

 

Earlier it got clear that Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon will continue to play in the Champions League, as UEFA are determined to finish the European tournament.

 

From UEFA explained that they are the only ones that can make a decision whether the teams remain playing in the Champions League or not and it does not matter that the French league has been canceled.