Just when we start thinking that the world is on its way back to normalcy, the French Prime Minister officially announced that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 play will be finished for the season, and no sporting events will take place until September.
When looking at other countries in Europe, as mentioned before, the Bundesliga is set to begin play this month, while La Liga and Serie A are also set to start team training this month.
This decision to end the season creates several issues with the promotion and relegation system of French Football. There are several options being developed to use the league table results after 27 rounds of play, and as it currently stands. All of these options do not change the placement of the top 4 teams and the bottom three teams for relegation.
PSG is now looking into the option to play matches abroad if Champions League play resumes. CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in a statement “If it is not possible to play in France we will play our matches abroad, subject to the best conditions for our players and the safety of all our staff.”
In my personal opinion, I think that this is not a good move by the French government to not even make an effort to try and bring football back to the country. Italy and Spain were much harder hit areas with the coronavirus and now they are looking to start team training this month. England’s Premier League teams are also looking to start training again on May 18th pending government approval.