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Paris Saint-Germain declared champions of France

It’s official: The LFP has stopped the Ligue 1 season and PSG are declared champions.

MIAMI, Fla. (30 April 2020) —

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After the goverment put an end to speculation and stated that no professional sports could be organised before September 2020, it is now official that the football leagues in France are cancelling the remainder of their seasons.

On Thursday, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (“LFP”) followed the recommendations of French prime minister Edouard Philippe, deciding to put a definitive end to all French competitions. There will thus be no further games played in Ligue 1 or Ligue 2.

Champion | 2 promoted, 2 relegated

As a consequence, Paris Saint-Germain have been declared the champions of France, while Amiens and Toulouse are relegated to Ligue 2.

Further, it is now known that Stade Rennais (Rennes) and Olympique de Marseille are qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League, via their second and third place finish in the Ligue 1 table.

Lorient and Racing Club de Lens, who were the first and second-place clubs in Ligue 2, will regain their spots in the French top division for next season.

Lens (red and gold) were promoted.

This decision has not been well received at Olympique Lyonnais, who were in seventh-place in Ligue 1 and thus outside of European qualification. In a press release today, the club expressed its displeasure at the decision and said it has not ruled out a legal challenge.

By Ken Russo

While my background is in the legal industry, the skills acquired and fine-tuned in law practice are now applied to focus on the sport of football. Russo Soccer aims to inform, educate and engage on news and relevant issues in the game.

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