France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 2019/20 seasons have been canceled due
to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the current plan is to start the
2020/21 season in the next four months.
The announcement comes a week after the French Professional Football
League (LFP) announced plans for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to resume on June
17, with UEFA setting a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to be
However, on Tuesday afternoon, French prime minister Edouard Philippe
announced that all sporting events will be cancelled until September,
as part of the next stage of their lockdown plans beyond May 11.
Speaking at a press conference, Philippe said: “The big sporting
affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019/20 football season
French football bosses will reportedly meet in May to determine on
how the tables for this season should be defined and which teams will be
promoted and relegated. They will also decide who will be given
European places at the same meeting and if PSG, who are 12 points clear
at the top, will be crowned champions.