Paris Saint-Germain crowned French champions, as the season is over


The 2019-20 French football season is over after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sporting events will take place until at least September.
Speaking while unveiling France’s plans to exit confinement, Philippe confirmed that all sport must remain prohibited in the coming months.
The decision ends Ligue 1 and Ligue 2’s hopes of returning to training in May for a mid-June restart and puts further pressure on UEFA regarding the Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals and Lyon leading Juventus in their round-of-16 tie. UEFA had planned to play the Champions League to a finish in August but this is becoming increasingly doubtful.
French federation president Noel Le Graet confirmed the end to the season shortly afterward.
Le Graet told Le Telegramme: “Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National and the D1 Feminine are definitively stopped for the 2019-20 season.”
Le Graet also ruled out the scenario of starting the 2020-21 season in January or February.
La Liga president Javier Tebas criticized the decision not to play the remainder of the French seasons behind closed doors.
“I do not understand why there would be 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.
La Liga president Javier Tebas criticized the decision not to play the remainder of the French seasons behind closed doors.
“I do not understand why there would be 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.

Two teams already declared that they will go to court, with Lyon unhappy that they were not given the chance to fight for European football. They finished 7th and will miss continental competitions for the first time since 1997, while Amiens and Toulouse were sent to Ligue 2, despite having a good shot of survival if the remaining games were played.

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