“I would like to point out that major sporting and cultural events, in particular festivals, major professional fairs, all events which bring together more than 5,000 participants, are therefore the subject of a declaration at the prefecture and which must be organized far in advance, cannot be held before September. The 2019-2020 professional sport season, especially the football season, will not be able to resume either. ” Édouard Philippe, the French Prime Minister, was very clear during his speech at the start of the afternoon. A new question then arose: would the 2020/2021 season, which was to start on August 7, be able to start on time?
If we trust the information relayed by Eurosport, the 2020/2021 exercise could indeed resume in August, despite Edouard’s words. The Sports Ministry explains that matches could well be played in August behind closed doors. And the current season could even resume. “The leagues can consider ending their season in August, or in September, they decide,” said one side of the Ministry. What make this situation even more confused ?
PSG, the reigning Ligue 1 champions, were 12 points clear at the top of the table but their fate will be decided imminently with French football bosses due to meet and decide upon issues affecting promotion, relegation and European qualification.