PSG to be crowned Ligue 1 champions

PSG to be crowned Ligue 1 champions

PSG to be crowned Ligue 1 champions

Earlier this week, France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe cancelled the 2019-20 sporting season.

France has the world's fourth-highest death toll from the virus - behind the United States, Italy and Spain - with almost 23,300 deaths reported. "The 2019-20 football season can not return".

"We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French government to stop the season".

In a statement on Thursday, Lyon said: 'Given the judgment of the French Ligue 1 Championship, decreed today by the League, Olympique Lyonnais reserves the right to appeal against this decision and claim damages, in particular under the loss of chance and in light of the jurisprudence of other professional sports which are now in progress, since the damage for the club amounts to several tens of millions of euros'.

"If it is not possible to play in France we will play our matches overseas, subject to the best conditions for our players and the safety of all our staff". However, Lorient and Lens who were separated by one point were both crowned as Ligue 2 champions and promoted to Ligue 1.

The new season will start on August 22-23 at the latest and is likely to be held without fans as mass gatherings are banned in France until September.

Marseille qualified directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes will enter the qualifying rounds and fourth-place Lille go into the Europa League. "Otherwise, it will be fifth and sixth place from the league".

This week club president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed his idea for a play-off to decide the rest of the Ligue 1 season, and said the games could be played in August.

They could qualify for the Europa League though if they win the League Cup. Nevertheless others objected to the decision to bring the campaign to an end based on a points-per-game formula, with Lyon, who were in seventh spot, threatening to take legal action after missing a chance to qualify for the lucrative Champions League.

Quillot added the LFP had till 25 May to inform Uefa which golf equipment might be certified for European competitions.

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