Ligue 1 consider restarting in June
TOPSHOT – Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Boris HORVAT / AFP)

France is considering restarting Ligue 1 on June 3 or June 17, with the latter date more likely, sports daily L’Equipe has reported, citing a document from league organisers (LFP).

Football in France was suspended indefinitely last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday French President Emmanuel Macron extended the lockdown in the country to May 11. 

The L’Equipe report said that if the season resumed on June 17 teams would have to play every three days so the regular campaign could end by July 25, leaving time for relegation and promotion playoffs to be completed by August 2.

L’Equipe also said LFP members had voted on Friday to push back the start of next season by two weeks to August 23. [Reuters]

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