French League Cancelled Over Coronavirus

Edouard Philippe, prime minister of France, has announced that there will be no professional football in the country until at least September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Philippe, who broke the news on Tuesday during his address to the national assembly, said all sports remain prohibited in the coming months.

“The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September,” he said, according to Sky Sports. “The 2019-20 professional football season cannot return.”

“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.”

His announcement means the 2019-20 season in Ligue 1 and 2 will therefore end with immediate effect.

Paris Saint-Germain are currently top of this year’s Ligue 1 table and look set be crowned champions for a third successive year, having opened up a 12-point lead over Marseille.

Marseille, on the other hand, occupy the final Champions League spots alongside Rennes while Lille are set to secure a place in the Europa League.

The PM also disclosed that after the end of the country’s nationwide lockdown on May 11, gatherings of more than 10 people indoors or outdoors will remain banned and that beaches will remain closed to the public at least until June 1.

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French League Cancelled Over Coronavirus

Edouard Philippe, prime minister of France, has announced that there will be no professional football in the country until at least September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Philippe, who broke the news on Tuesday during his address to the national assembly, said all sports remain prohibited in the coming months.

“The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September,” he said, according to Sky Sports. “The 2019-20 professional football season cannot return.”

“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.”

His announcement means the 2019-20 season in Ligue 1 and 2 will therefore end with immediate effect.

Paris Saint-Germain are currently top of this year’s Ligue 1 table and look set be crowned champions for a third successive year, having opened up a 12-point lead over Marseille.

Marseille, on the other hand, occupy the final Champions League spots alongside Rennes while Lille are set to secure a place in the Europa League.

The PM also disclosed that after the end of the country’s nationwide lockdown on May 11, gatherings of more than 10 people indoors or outdoors will remain banned and that beaches will remain closed to the public at least until June 1.

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