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Sport L1: launch of the 2020-2021 season expected on August 23 (LFP)

17:31  23 may  2020
17:31  23 may  2020 Source:   medisite.fr

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Lancement de la saison 2020-2021 attendu le 23 août © PASCAL PAVANI Launch of the 2020-2021 season expected on August 23

The LFP board of directors has "set (e) the start of the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships respectively on 23 and 22 August 2020 ", indicates a report posted online by the Professional Football League.

In the document, consulted on Saturday by AFP, the LFP specifies that it is only a provisional calendar, pending the announcements that UEFA must make on its European competitions at the next executive committee June 17.

"However, beyond the final dates of the competition days, after consultations with the broadcasters Médiapro, Canal + and beIN Sports, the start of season dates can be fixed on August 22 for Ligue 2 and August 23 for League 1 ", is it written.

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The League met its board of directors on Wednesday but has not communicated since on these dates.

On April 30, after having enacted the final cessation of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the executive director general Dider Quillot had indicated that the League wanted to start the following season "at the latest" on August 22 and 23.

Among the major championships in Europe, France is the only one where the end of the season has been definitively decided, at the behest of the government. The Bundesliga resumed last weekend and the Liga is expected to restart in the week of June 8. Discussions are continuing in Italy and England.

The fate of the finals of the Coupe de la Ligue (PSG / Lyon) and the Coupe de France (PSG / Saint-Etienne) remains uncertain.

According to the minutes of the League, "the programming of the finals of the League Cup and the French Cup is still awaiting more precise information from the Government to consider the conditions of their organizations".

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