Ligue 1 Relegation Overruled By French Court

By Daily Sports on June 10, 2020

Views: 941

The high court in France has blocked the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse from Ligue 1 after the 2019-20 season was cancelled.

The Professional Football League (LFP) named Paris Saint-Germain as Ligue 1 champions and relegated the bottom two following prime minister Edouard Philippe's April 28 announcement that all sporting events were banned until September amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision proved controversial as Toulouse and Amiens appealed against their relegation, while Lyon pursued legal action after they were denied a place in European competition next season because of their seventh-place finish.

The case was initially dismissed, but the clubs turned to the country’s highest administrative court, which ruled that the call to end the season early was legal but suspended the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse. Lyon’s appeal, however, was rejected.

Regarding the season being ended early, the court ruled: “There is no serious doubt on the legality of this decision, which weighed the advantages and the disadvantages of an immediate stop of the championship, whereas a very great uncertainty affected the hypothesis of a possible restart of competitions in good time.”

As a result of the judge’s decision, the French top flight could be expanded to 22 teams, as Lorient and Lens will be promoted from Ligue 2.

The ruling continued: “The judge in summary proceedings considers that the board of directors of the LFP could not legally rely, in deciding to relegate the last two teams in Ligue 1, on the fact that the current agreement concluded with the French Football Federation (FFF) provides for a limit of 20 clubs, while this agreement ends on June 30 and a new agreement will have to be signed.

“The judge therefore orders the LFP, in conjunction with the competent bodies of the FFF, to re-examine the question of the format of Ligue 1 for the 2020-2021 season, in view of all the elements relating to the conditions under which this season is likely to take place, and to draw the consequences as to the principle of relegation before June 30.”

After the French government admitted that cup final matches may take place in July and August, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin this week said the league could resume with play-offs before August 2. (Goal)

•PHOTO: PSG players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 10, 2020


 

You may also like...
Costa to drag Chelsea to court

Nigeria Pitch Awards: Enyeama, Mikel, Ojeikere, Udom contest...

West Ham Out Of EFL Trophy Competition After...

Reigning Champions Complete Sports, SportsVision, VON kick off...

Ibrahimovic: Premier League is overrated

Arteta Orders Arsenal To Start Winning Premieship Matches...

 

Latest News Nigeria brushes off Gambia, battles Tunisia today At SRAP basketball clinic, American coach, Baker, points at ways to excellence Falconets seek perfect record against Canada NFF Annual General Assembly: Ministry Walks Fine Line Nigerian paralifters will rule the world, next Commonwealth Games, says Ezenwanne WBA rates Usyk-Joshua rematch most awaited world heavyweight title fight Man City complete signing of Spanish defender Gomez I am aiming for Olympic gold – George We fear no foe, says Onyenezide, Falconets’ goal heroine Udogie Arrives London Ahead Tottenham Move Done Deal: Enyimba Captain Oladapo Joins TP Mazembe 2022 U-20 WWC: ‘How Falconets Overcame South Korea’ —Danjuma

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (50,099 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (41,284 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,684 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,668 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,401 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (39,246 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,958 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,341 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,721 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,622 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,987 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,457 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (446) Basketball (305) Boxing (737) Columnists (675) Euro Soccer Update (13659) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (124) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8176) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (940)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media