Ligue 1 cancelled! French government give up on the season

The prime minister Philippe said so today even though lockdown will relax in a fortnight

El primer ministro galo anuncia la conclusión de la Ligue 1 | PERFORM

Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in France will not continue because of the coronavirus.

EFE

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the 2019-20 sporting season was over even though the country will relax lockdown restrictions on May 11.

The LFP have not yet announced if they will choose to abandon the season with no promotion or relegation and no winners, or use the current standings to impact the overall outcome.

PSG are 12 points clear at the top of the table with 11 matches to play.

"The 2019-20 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume,” said the prime minister.

"It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing.

"It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places, nor team or contact sports."

However La Liga chief Javier Tebas disagreed with the decision.

"I do not understand why there would more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line, being on a fishing boat on the high seas, etc,” he said.

"If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football. In other countries teams are already training, that's the example to follow.

"In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others. We continue to focus on this reactivation, in a responsible manner and adhering to health recommendations, as soon as possible."

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