The domestic football league or Ligue 1 as it is called in France has been cancelled this season after the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe
on Tuesday night confirmed that no sport will take place even behind closed doors, until August or September.
The Ligue 1 was suspended by the authorities following the last round of matches on March 8, but with France one of the European countries severly affected by the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, Philippe believes that it is not safe for any sporting or entertainment event to take place till the threat from the outbreak reduces.
BREAKING: The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons are to be cancelled after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no sporting events, even those behind closed doors, could take place before September.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 28, 2020
“The 2019-2020 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume. ‘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.” he said as per Metro.
The French football bosses though are expected to meet soon and decide upon issues affecting promotion, relegation and European qualification with Paris Saint-Germain 12 points clear at the top when the league was cancelled.
PSG for their part have confirmed that they will take part in the Champions League should it resume in the near future, which makes sense considering that they are in the quarter-finals and will be looking to win their first such European title.